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Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty | February 25, 2pm
Lisa Johnson, Eanes ISD
CE Credit: 1 hr TSLAC, SBEC
Cost: FREE
In these uncertain times, journaling is a way to regain some clarity and normalcy. This webinar details the why for journaling (e.g. reasons as well as the research benefits), shares multiple examples (a range from simple to artistic), provides a list of ideas and prompts, and suggests a list of supplies and tools (both analog and digital).

Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice | March 2, 3:30pm
Presenter, Jamie LaRue
Cost: Free
In recent years there has been a new tension between freedom from censorship, and a renewed desire to promote human equity. Join us to discuss the role the modern library can play. Our presenter is Jamie LaRue, the former executive director of both the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Freedom to Read Foundation.  Prior to his work at ALA, Jamie was the director of the Douglas County Libraries (Colorado). Jamie will take questions posted in the chat during the webinar, but you can also submit questions in advance via this Google form.


What Makes YOU a Leader?
Dean Hendrix, University of Texas at San Antonio; Jacqueline Higginbotham, New Caney ISD; and Julia Mitschke, Cedar Park Public Library
CE Credit: 1 hr TSLAC, SBEC
Cost: FREE
Leaders arrive at leadership positions in all kinds of ways both in TLA and in their careers. What does it mean to be a leader? Is being a leader something that just happens to people? Is it a mindset? Is it a title? Learn from library leaders and participate in a discussion about what it means to lead.
February 9, 2pm
Asher Price on Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact
Presenter: Asher Price
CE Credit:1 hr SBEC only
Cost: FREE
Journalist and author Asher Price will discuss his book on NFL legend and former Longhorn Earl Campbell, in a conversation with TLA staffer Michele Chan Santos. In Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact, Price writes about how Campbell struggled with complex issues of race and health over the course of his long career.
December 15 | 2 – 3pm CT
The REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Presenter: OCLC REALM research team
CE Credit: 1 hr TSLAC, SBEC
Cost: FREE
REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) is a research project conducted by OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to produce science-based information about how materials can be handled to mitigate COVID-19 exposure to staff and visitors of archives, libraries, and museums. Members of OCLC’s research team will share the latest resources and best practices for re-opening during the pandemic.
December 9 | 3 – 4pm CT
Reimagining the Readers Notebook Using Bullet Point Journaling
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Eanes ISD
CE Credit: 1 hr TSLAC, SBEC
Cost: FREE
Reader’s notebooks are effective tools for literacy, reflection, comprehension, goal-setting and gaining insight about yourself as a reader, writer, and learner. Infusing technology and ideas from the planner, book bento, and bullet journal will provide engaging strategies to make reader’s notebooks an authentic tool for the present and the future.
November 9 | 2 – 3pm CT
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