Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)! In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles.
Congratulations to Dr. Carol Black, Board President of the Lake Travis Community Library District, for receiving the 2018 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award award.
Congratulations to Jennifer Coffey, Director of Pflugerville Public Library, for receiving the 2018 TLA Librarian of the Year award.
Pflugerville, along with 26 other CTLS member libraries, received the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. This award is conferred each year by the the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) to applicant libraries who are found to exhibit excellence in 10 service areas. Of the 54 libraries receiving this award in 2017, 50% are CTLS members. They are Continue reading TMLDA Achievement of Excellence Awards
The Texas Book Festival grant recipients were announced last week at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. Of the 48 libraries receiving the award, 24 were CTLS members serving the following communities. Continue reading Texas Book Festival Grants Announced
Elgin Public Library celebrated Pi Day (3.14) with savory and sweet pies.
We have had some talk recently about reservation systems. Have you heard about Plymouth Rocket’s affordable TixKeeper application? Jim Stewart, with Plymouth Rocket, stopped by Shopper’s Corner to share with us how libraries are taking advantage and talk about features for patrons and staff. Continue reading TixKeeper Reservation System from Plymouth Rocket
Procurement policies offer the framework of purchasing – the who, what, where, and when elements. A good Procurement policy covers: Continue reading Does your library have a Procurement policy?
The Long Range Planning Committee had their final meeting in January. The draft of the CTLS Long Range Plan will go to the CTLS Board before their March meeting. The plan expands in a few ways the 2014-2017 Long Range Plan. Continue reading From the Executive Director
We hear a lot of talk about libraries borrowing from the business world: Internet cafés, self checkout stations, books shelved at the front of the shelf for easy access (instead of the back to protect them from dust), people are even free to walk among the books without an escort. We do not say much about the other side of the street, but there is plenty of action there too.