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Hello! from the State Library of Arizona. We are delighted to help answer your questions on a variety of topics, law, legislation, legal history, genealogy, State and Federal Documents and more.  While we can help you locate information on legal issues, we can’t give legal advice.  Some of our resources can be accessed only by coming in to the library while others can be accessed 24 x 7 x 365.

These resources may not be comprehensive, but will lead you to resources at our library and other external resources. If there is a topic that is not addressed here you can contact us at: research@azlibrary.gov. Happy browsing!

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National Voter Registration Day!

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! For more information on how to register in Arizona, head over to the Secretary of State’s website:

http://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-or-update-your-current-voter-information

For more information on this fall’s election:

http://www.arizona.vote/

 

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The Capitol Stacks!

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To read the September / October 2016 issue of the Capitol Stacks, click on the image above.

To receive future issues, use the button below:

 

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Join us for an upcoming event!

October 4, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Demonstration

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The State Library of Arizona has ReferenceUSA, the premier online research and reference tool for area business professionals, government agencies, sales reps, marketing professionals, government t agencies, entrepreneurs, job seekers…….

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 43 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents.  Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, sales volume, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Build a business plan
  • Locate Sales leads and download lists
  • Locate companies for employment opportunities
  • And much more…..

About presenter Andra Roussel:

Andra began her career at infoGroup 20 years ago when the company was still known as “ABI” or American Business Information.  Returning in 2016 after managing a weight loss clinic for several years was assigned to assist in overseeing nine states throughout the west and mid-west part of the country offering training and support to over 60 libraries.  She brings her teaching and training skills out with gusto when working with the public library community.

To register:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1866

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EYEKNOW.az.gov

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The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in collaboration with the Department of Economic Security (DES), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) proudly announces the launch of a web based information and referral service.  The database of resources, located at EYEKNOW.az.gov, provides information on products and services from local, regional and national providers that are available to people in Arizona who are blind, visually impaired, or have combined hearing and vision loss.

This web based information and referral service is the next evolution of the print based “Arizona Resource Directory for Persons Who Have Vision, Hearing or Combined Hearing and Vision Loss” developed and distributed by DES/RSA.  Visitors to EYEKNOW.az.gov will be able to search for resources specific to the blind, low vision or combined hearing and vision loss populations.  Arizonans can research options in a variety of categories including education, products for daily living, employment, recreation and advocacy.

The information at EYEKNOW.az.gov will be available to be printed for distribution to individuals without web access who can benefit from the information, products and services.

Check it out here:

https://eyeknow.az.gov/

 

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Join us for an Upcoming Event!

September 22, 2016 – Zoom Thinking

Click the video for a special message from our presenter, Jon Ward!

Zoom Thinking: Tools and Tactics to Empower Your Mind

Learn how to improve your creativity, problem solving, planning and decision making with the techniques of Zoom Thinking, as developed by Jon Ward.
The techniques taught can be used by entrepreneurs, policymakers, and researchers.

Join us to learn the core Zoom skills:

Finding Neutral: Being relaxed and non-reactive in the presence of a data mass

Noticing:  Becoming aware of “the feeling of the thought”

Condensation: Summarizing ideas with the least words possible

Situational Awareness: Recognizing and observing contexts

Creative Ignorance: Refusing to know what you know

Jon Ward is a a branding and marketing consultant, focused on entrepreneurial companies that serve a social purpose. He has over thirty years experience in branding and marketing, and is currently an adjunct consultant to the Sheffield Group. His past clients have included Pinnacle West, Del Webb, and Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad” fame.

To register:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1800

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Join Us for an Upcoming Event!

September 14, 2016 – Using Census Data/Tools for Business Planning and Market Analysis: Introducing Census Business Builder

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This hands-on training will provide an introduction to Census Bureau Economic Programs and related Business Concepts, the American Community Survey demographics and the latest Business tool: Census Business Builder.   A new Web application,Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition now available in beta, allows users to build a region from one or more counties and create a report for the entire region and the individual business sectors within the region.  This second edition of Census Business Builder follows the successful launch of Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, which provides statistics for a single type of business and area on the same demographic and economic characteristics as the new edition.

Who should attend? Small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, financial institutions, micro lending organizations, and any organization that targets small businesses and economic development.

Seating is limited.  Registration is required. Training will be hands on, please bring your laptop.  Wi-Fi access available.  Free parking on site.

About presenter Pauline Nuñez:

Pauline Núñez develops and conducts training programs on U.S. Census Data for state/local government, tribal nations, Congressional Districts, nonprofit, health care, and economic development organizations throughout South Central Texas, the Texas-Mexico borderlands and Arizona. She has over 25 years’ experience in community development micro lending, grant writing, marketing and business development for small businesses and non-profit management.

To register for the 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. session, click here.

To register for the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. session, click here.

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Funding Your Tech Startup

Funding High Tech Startup 8-30-16Our friends at Mesa Thinkspot are hosting a 3 part series on funding tech startups. The first is tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

These programs are absolutely free and held at THINKspot, inside Red Mountain Library at 635 N. Power Rd. in Mesa.

Please register for each event at events.mesalibrary.org, or http://goo.gl/qauYDX

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

 

 

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