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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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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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