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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

John D. Hayden Library Director, Bonham Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? My grandmother inspired me to become a librarian. She was a public and church librarian and was the one who would take me to storytime. I always remember the bookshelf she had at her house and every time I would […]

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Between the Lines: April Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Dennis Quinn Director of Library Services Cozby Library and Community Commons (City of Coppell, TX)     What inspired you to become a librarian? Seeing the library as a playground for the mind, and a hub of connection, and the great things that can come from both. I don’t think I fully realized that until […]

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Between the Lines: March Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Shannon Adams, Library Manager Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch, Dallas Public Library System   What inspired you to become a librarian? It was not a book that inspired me to become a librarian, but rather a series of events. One is the summer after I graduated from high school, I assisted with clearing inventory for a […]

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Between the Lines: February Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Alison Poage Booher Library Director, Seminary of the Southwest What inspired you to become a librarian? When I was thirteen, I volunteered as a summer reading club “listener.” Meeting children who loved books made me feel right at home. This led me to employment in the library as a page and ultimately to librarianship as […]

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Between the Lines: January Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Kathy Jones Hoffman Former Executive Director (retired) Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center What inspired you to become a librarian? I started working in my neighborhood public library when I was a junior in high school. When I started college, I needed a part-time job, so I worked in the university […]

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Between the Lines: December Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Lisa Hernandez, Alternative High School Librarian, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Elvis J. Ballew College, Career & Technology Academy What inspired you to become a librarian? My husband Smiley inspired me to become a school librarian. During my four years as a teacher, Smiley and I started our family. After having two children (ages sixteen months and […]

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Between the Lines: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Dale McNeill, Assistant Director for Public Services, San Antonio Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? I started helping out in the school library in grade 5 and continued through high school graduation. I started working in construction, but then really wanted a job with air conditioning. That resulted in a public library […]

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Yolanda Botello, director of library services, Mansfield Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? Becoming a librarian was not my lifelong dream, but I am glad my life led me here. Growing up, when I was asked what I wanted to be when I got older, my answer was always “a teacher.” I […]

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