Category Archives: Administrative News

Board of Directors Election for 2018

Here are the 6 candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. The board recently voted to increase the number of members from 9 to 11. 3 board members are up for reelection. Adding 2 more members, this means the 5 candidates receiving the most votes will serve on the board.

The ballots will be sent out by email in the first week of October and will be due 14 calendar days later. Each library may submit one ballot voting for up to 5 of the 6 candidates.

CTLS Board Election in FY2018

CTLS will have an election of board members at the annual Fall membership meeting in Hewitt on September 15. You should have received information in the mail about it. Our board has overlapping terms; the 3-year terms of a third of the board members end every December.

At their August Board meeting, the CTLS Board opted to enlarge the board to 11. The Bylaws allow this.

The Nominating Committee is:

Tommi Myers, Llano
Eric Lashley, Georgetown
Michelle Cervantes, Round Rock

The CTLS Board Application can be found here. Please send your application to one of the Nominating Committee members by September 5.

August Board Meeting this Friday, August 18, 2017

The August meeting of the CTLS Board will be this Friday, 8-18-2017, at the office of Mission Capital (a non-profit service organization), 8303 North MoPac Expressway, Suite A201, Austin, Texas.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and will end when all business has been conducted.


I. Call to Order

II. Minutes of July meeting

III. Treasurer’s report

IV. Continuing business

V. New business

VI. Board Concerns

VII. Adjourn

For further information, please contact the CTLS office.

Change in Membership Meeting Location

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will meet in the American Legion Hall in Floresville instead of the new library. Our hostess, Nicki Stohr, says things are not quite ready.

American Legion Hall: 1412 4th St, Floresville, TX 78114. There is a small parking lot connected to the American Legion Hall and more parking across 4th Street near the courthouse.


CTLS Board May Meeting in Boerne

The May meeting of the CTLS Board will be this coming Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m. at the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne.



  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes of March meeting
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Continuing business
  5. New business
  6. Board Concerns
  7. Adjourn


Please contact Laurie Mahaffey with questions.

Bots and Books with Katelyn

CTLS’ very own Katelyn Patterson will be taking over the administration of the Books and Bots grant. She has worked for CTLS for over 5 years in many capacities ranging from bookkeeping to grant reporting to social media and website communications. Having recently wrapped up her Masters in Library Science at the University of North Texas and having a personal interest in science, she will step naturally and eagerly into this role. Katelyn is excited to get the opportunity to work with you to bring this exciting grant to many new and familiar libraries.

 Katelyn PattersonKatelyn has broad experience in traveling the state and has volunteered at one of the Austin branch libraries, in addition to her CTLS work. We are delighted that she has agreed to take on the grant. E-mail her at