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Between the Lines: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Paul Sharpe Dean of Libraries The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) University Libraries What inspired you to become a librarian? A desire to help people, coupled with an overwhelming desire to organize the world. What is an innovative practice at your library that you’d like to share with others? I’m proud of what […]

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Ana Frade International Services Engagement and Outreach Coordinator  Houston Public Library   What inspired you to become a librarian? Libraries have always been a source of fascination for me. I am an avid reader: Reading has been an essential part of my personal growth and has accompanied me through different stages of my life. I believe in the power of reading and education to open […]

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Between the Lines: September Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Danielle’ McGhee Director of Library and Media Services, University Archivist Downs-Jones Library, Huston-Tillotson University What inspired you to become a librarian? The root: I’m from Round Rock, TX and I have very fond memories of my library experiences as a child from my school library to the public library. I grew up visiting Round Rock […]

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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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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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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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