At the Lago Vista Library, Mardi Gras is one of the favorite holidays! Staff members put on beads and decorated the library, including the statue of the Little Reader! Library Director Jan Steele plans to include food next time. We hope to be invited for gumbo, king cake, and zydeco music.
After 32 years with CTLS and a professional library career spanning almost four decades, CTLS Executive Director Pat Tuohy is retiring at the end of March 2014. A reception in her honor will be at the Georgetown Public Library (Hewlett Room, second floor) on Thursday, March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please join us! Refreshments will be served. Talk to Laurie if you have questions: 512-583-0704.
Three CTLS member libraries whose cities are part of the Texas Municipal League received the Texas Municipal Library Directors’ Association Achievement of Excellence Award for 2013. The libraries are: the Lena Armstrong Library (Belton: director Kim Kroll pictured above on the right), the Cedar Park Public Library (Cedar Park), and the Temple Public Library (Temple). Congratulations!
The CTLS office will be closed on Monday, February 17 for the Presidents’ Day Holiday.
We will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18.
CTLS has a job opening for Executive Director
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Résumés, cover letters and references will be accepted until 5:00 pm, February 19, 2014. Initial review of applications will begin on February 11, 2014.
Librarians in the Piney Woods are invited to a meeting at the T. L. L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll on Friday, February 7, 2014. Registration and networking begin at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. New TSLAC Director and Librarian Mark Smith will share his vision for Texas libraries and will listen to your concerns about TSLAC programs that impact public libraries. Pat Tuohy, CTLS Executive Director, will be recruiting libraries for a Science Rocks grant application to bring the Trail Blazer mobile science lab to libraries in East Texas. The Trail Blazer is a hands-on science and technology trailer designed to make STEM subjects fun for children. Two Piney Woods ladies are already working on grant applications to local foundations. Library directors, Friends of the Library, staff, and board members are welcome. If you know someone in your schools who would benefit, please invite them as well. Register by clicking on the arrow on the calendar to see February, then sign up. Call CTLS at 1-800-262-4431 for assistance.
The CTLS office will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has an opening for a Human Resources Manager. Please see the website at https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/jobs/index.html.
Contact Yvonne Petreczko for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you seen the article on the Edge Initiative in the most recent issue of American Libraries Magazine? It features CTLS’ own Gretchen Pruett! Check it out on page 36 of the January/February 2014 issue!