Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Laura Stone is the Digital Content Director at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. She is charged with proactively and deliberating planning and evaluating digital content, and is a point of contact for public-facing digital content projects. She also manages the collection of public library statistics.
Laura sits on the Public Library Association’s Performance Measures Task Force; is a member of the Library Statistics Working Group for IMLS, and serves as a co-chair of the Arizona Library Association membership committee.
Laura has previously managed federal and state grants for the State Library, worked as the program director at the Arizona Humanities Council, and served as the executive director of the Casa Grande Valley Historical Society. Laura is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BA in journalism and MA in library science) and Arizona State University (MA in history).
Laura bought her first PC for home use in 1986 – a Compaq Deskpro 386 with an astonishing 640 KB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive. She hasn’t looked up since.