This year ushers in a major shift for the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. My priorities are to invest in areas where technology can improve accessibility, customer service and efficiency. Pixels, not paper, are the way of the future.
With that in mind, we are realigning our services, workflows and expertise to meet the evolving opportunities and expectations of public service in a digital age. The big shift is in how we think about our work and how we deliver our services.
I am excited and optimistic about our new framework which focuses our staff under two Directors. Library Services are now consolidated under Holly Henley as State Librarian and Director of Library Services. The State Archives, Records Management and Arizona Capitol Museum are consolidated under Dr. Ted Hale as Director.
No longer is our digital work a complement to our print or physical work. Digital is now the central domain of what we do and how we do it. Digital is the way we work.
We are organizing and leveraging the collective expertise of our staff to better serve citizens, small businesses, and public bodies in a digital world. Our mission remains the same: to help Arizonans know and obtain information about their government, their state, and their world.
Arizona Secretary of State