Young Adult authors Jodi Meadows and Sherry Thomas will be doing a book release event and signing at the Wells Branch Community Library on Friday, April 8th at 6:30pm.
The Harker Heights Public Library, the Central Texas A&M Public Library, Copperas Cove Public Library, the Killeen Public Library, and other community libraries will be celebrating The Great Gatsby this spring. Below is a flyer with some exciting related programs. Please feel free to share this information and the flyers with co-workers, patrons, students, and or parents who may be interested in this opportunity.
Look for your fellow CTLS members at the Public Library Division Membership Party at the 2016 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Houston at the end of the month!
CTLS wishes to congratulate this year’s class of TALL Texans!
From the TLA website:
The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the Class of 2016 for the Texas Accelerated Library Leaders program, more popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute:
Maria Baagala, University of Texas at Arlington
Kelsey Brett, University of Houston
Christy Cochran, Austin Independent School District
Priscilla Delgado, San Marcos Independent School District
Jennifer De Waelsche, San Antonio Independent School District
Marianne Follis, Irving Public Library
Debbie Garza, Dawson County Public Library
Wendy Howk, Northeast Independent School District, San Antonio
Erica Hubbard, Houston Community College
Cassie Janda, Saginaw Independent School District
Angela Kent, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Austin
Irena Klaic, Austin Community College
Lisa Kulka, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio
Morgan McMillian, Lake Travis Community Library, Austin
Anthony Micchelli, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
Elma Nieto-Rodriguez, San Antonio Public Library
Sarah Northam, Texas A&M Commerce
Jennifer Peters, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Austin
Cecily Ponce de Leon, Plano Public Libraries
Ray Sablack, Dallas Public Library
Andrea Schorr, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Sonja Schulz, Nacogdoches Independent School District
Christina Thompson, Harris County Public Library
Cindi Wynia, Amarillo Public Library
The Knight Foundation recently announced the Knight News Challenge on Libraries. The topic this year is How might libraries serve 21st century information needs? This is an open call for ideas focused on advancing libraries to better serve individuals and communities in the 21st century. There are currently 17 more days to submit a proposal for the first round of reviews.
The Texas State Law Library has requested funding to support their efforts in the Access to Justice movement. The library’s mission is to make legal information available for all Texans. Technology allows digital legal resources to be available statewide via the State Law Library’s web portal.
The State Law Library’s proposal can be read here.
Share this live webcast author event with Kate DiCamillo, this year’s National Summer Reading Champion, with your local schools to help promote your SRP! Visit the website for more information and to register to view the live event.
From Candlewick Press press release:
Be inspired by Library Journal’s list of 2016 Movers & Shakers. Lots of amazing work being done!
From the Literacy Texas website:
The West Texas Literacy Symposium will be held March 19 at the McKenzie Merket Alumni Center, 17th St, Lubbock, TX 79401. This professional development program will feature a variety of training topics to promote adult literacy awareness and initiatives, including a keynote from TWC AEL Director Anson Green.
See the Literacy Texas website for more information or to register for this event.
CTLS wishes to congratulate the Temple Public Library who has been awarded the 2015 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. It is the seventh consecutive year that Temple received this award.
The award was presented to library director Leigh Gardner at the Temple City Council meeting on March 3.