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Between the Lines: August Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

We are delighted to have a husband-and-wife librarian couple, Carrye and Jake Syma, as our first joint TLA Member Spotlight. Carrye Syma, Associate Librarian and Assistant Academic Dean of Libraries, Texas Tech University Libraries Jake Syma, Associate Librarian for Rawls College of Business & Department of Economics, Texas Tech University Libraries   What inspired you […]

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August 4 Summer of Learning Live Event Brings Successful Series to a Close

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The last live date of the TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning closed this series on a high note, with appearances from authors Tami Charles, Brian Jay Jones, Marie Lu and Diane Cardwell, as well as the presentation of the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Thanks to the volunteers, speakers, organizers and participants, Summer of Learning […]

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ALA President to Visit Texas During National Virtual Tour

TLA News

Join American Library President (ALA) Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. for his visit to Texas on July 31 at 2:30pm during his national virtual tour Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries. The tour stop is part of his advocacy effort highlighting the innovation and impact of libraries on the communities they serve. The visit […]

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July Summer of Learning Event Focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning live event on July 7 began with a heartfelt and honest opening address by Charlotte Moore, Executive Director of the Black Bodies Project. “I want you to listen with your heart,” she told virtual attendees in her live address. Moore is a print and television news journalist, filmmaker, […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Elizabeth Hollenbeck Librarian III-Outreach and Instruction South Texas College Library in McAllen, Texas   What inspired you to become a librarian? In my past career, I was relatively successful but I didn’t feel that passion. I was stuck in that proverbial rut. What I really wanted to do was make a larger impact on society, […]

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Between the Lines: June Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Esmeralda Majors Librarian and Media Specialist Creighton Elementary, Conroe ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I’ve always been a bookworm, but I was inspired to become a librarian after teaching bilingual 4th grade for several years. There was so much testing involved that many of my students thought reading was something you […]

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Free program helps parents and caregivers of young children

TLA News

Bright by Text Delivers Developmental Games and Tips Right to Parents’ Cell Phones for Free Texas PBS and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services  has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to Texas communities! The program offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to 5 right […]

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TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning Launched Successfully on June 2

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The Texas Library Association launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference – with a live keynote speech from renowned young adult fiction novelist Neal Shusterman. Authors Marisa de los Santos, S.C. “Sam” Gwynne and Ally Carter were also featured at the day-long virtual event which also included […]

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