Young Adult Round Table

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Wednesday, April 19th In San Antonio 



TLA’s acclaimed TECH Camp returns Wednesday, April 19th as a preconference event for the TLA Annual Conference in San Antonio with new content to equip participants with skills and knowledge to maximize social media platforms, web applications, digital content, and tech tools that wow students, teachers, and administrators.  Learn what’s hot, what will be hot, and how to master and promote these resources to build learning and collaboration at your school or public library.  This is a BYOD (bring your own device) preconference sponsored by CRT, TASL, and YART.

Limited number of participants; $70 registration for *2017 TLA members; $95 non-member registration; registration includes lunch and a spirit stick.




*Please note that you must be a 2017 TLA member in order to receive the member rate for the 2017 Annual Conference, including Tech Camp.  You can join or renew your membership HERE.



For members:

• Go to the Members Only page (
• Login using your email as the login name and your regular password.
• Click on the Members Registration link under the Meetings column.
• Select the 2017 Annual Conference from the drop down list and follow the directions for registering.

For non-members:

• Go to the main registration page (
• If you’ve registered for a TLA event before, log in using the email address and password you’ve previously registered with. 
• If you’ve not registered for a TLA event before, select the New Registrant option and follow the directions to set up a log in. 
• Select the 2017 Annual Conference from the drop down list and follow the directions for registering.

The Young Adult Round Table's purpose is to promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas. 

The purpose will be achieved specifically in the following manner:

• To provide for and to stimulate the professional and the career development of personnel in public and school libraries;

• To facilitate effective cooperation among library personnel in public and school libraries;

• To identify, develop, and maintain library services that will meet the informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of young adults of Texas;

• To work cooperatively with other round tables, interest groups, or divisions that have similar or allied interests



The Center for the Book seeks to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries. The Center builds partnerships with library professionals, educators, authors, publishers and booksellers who provide support to our shared mission of promoting a love of literature throughout the Lone Star State.

One of 50 state centers affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center for the Book is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at the Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas.


Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest. Here are the Rules and Guidelines (PDF), a Teaching Guide (PDF), and FAQs. The Letters About Literature Teaching Guide provides activities teachers can use to guide their students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists. For more information, go to our Letters About Literature page.

The deadline for the 2015 - 2016 submission of entries has passed. We are in the final stages of judging Keep checking the Library of Congress Letters About Literature website for the 2016 - 2017 entry dates.




The Young Adult Round Table sponsors the Texas Lone Star Reading List, the Tayshas High School Reading List, the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, and the Young Adult Reading Incentives Award. The Young Adult Round Table also co-sponsors TT4L (Texas Teens for Libraries) and the YART-Linworth Publishing/LMC TLA Conference Stipend. The Texas Library Association sponsors reading lists solely to encourage free voluntary reading.

Membership in the Young Adult Round Table will include any individual, institution, commercial business, or affiliate who is a member of TLA and who elects to be a member of YART upon payment of the membership fee as provided by the TLA Bylaws.

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Created on Mar 29, 2010 | Last updated February 09, 2017