Don’t forget to register for our SRP workshops coming up in January! These fill up quickly so make sure to register in advance. Links with event details and to sign up below.
Bee Cave’s book cart drill team is showing at the Alamo Drafthouse, as seen in the Austin American Statesman: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/librarians-student-make-pitch-perfect-performance/c47xvk6G55Bm8nsH6P3QHK/
The video is also on YouTube
Congratulations Bee Cave!
Library Journal has just announced the results of the tenth edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat.
A big congratulation to the following Texas libraries who have earned stars for their services, funding levels & other factors.
Springlake-Earth Community Library
Saint Jo Public Library, Saint Jo, Texas
Fayette Public Library, La Grange, Texas
Electra Public Library, Electra, Texas
Haslet Public Library, Haslet, Texas
Seven Points’ Library, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
Claud H Gilmer Memorial Library , Rocksprings, Texas
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove, Texas
Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library, Denver City, Texas
Upton County Public Library, McCamey, Texas
Hughes Springs Area Public Library, Hughes Springs, Texas
CTLS members in BOLD.
After a training Katelyn Patterson attended in New Braunfels (which you can read about in our latest newsletter), she dropped by the New Braunfels Public Library. Though they were all busy with multiple SRP programs going on, Director Gretchen Pruett and staff gave a warm welcome and a tour of their lovely library.
We had our Central Texas Performer Showcase last Friday, November 3rd at the Georgetown Public Library. It was a big success! We want to thank all of the librarians and community members that attended. We had over 80 attendees come and see the talent before they hire!
Don’t forget that we have another Showcase event coming up on November 30th at the Rockwall County Library. You can register here to join us at that event!
Laurie Mahaffey attended the Austin Public Library Foundation’s Gala on Friday, October 27th and was able to meet the new Director Roosevelt Weeks.
Many Austinites filled the new building for the Grand Opening. There were performances and activities throughout the day. People were touring the building, lounging and reading, signing up for library cards, and checking out books. Attendees were very excited and proud of their new building.
From Wendy Woodland, Director of Communications of the Texas Library Association:
Libraries in southeast Texas are just now beginning the long process of recovery after Hurricane Harvey, and this disaster has made many libraries around the state questioning their readiness in the event of a natural disaster.
Join us for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, September 27 at 2pm. to learn how to bring damaged libraries back after a disaster. Our special guest is Susan Quinn, director of Ocean Beaches Public Library in New Jersey. Her community was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and she has critical advice and insights into recovery, and preparing for future disasters.
Wednesday, September 27
2-3pm central time
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.
We know that those of you in the area affected most by Harvey are busy assessing damage and serving your community. As you can, please check in with us either via email or by calling the office at (800)262-4431. We can report your status here to share with others that you are alright.
For those that can, please consider donating to the Texas Library Association’s Disaster Relief Fund. You can do so here.