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District 3

Serving Central Texas

Welcome to District 3! Our district’s membership includes librarians, staff, trustees, full-time library students, and other interested individuals representing school, public, academic, and special libraries. We are located in Central Texas and include the following counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson.

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District 3 Fall Meeting – October 21, 2022

Texas libraries are facing so many challenges —  intellectual freedom challenges, burnout, retention… the list could go on. It’s a lot, we know. Join us for a practical day of learning, rallying, and reconnecting.

We are piloting a hybrid approach to our District 3 Meeting this year. The business meeting, keynote, and roundtable discussion will all take place virtually from 9am – 12pm.   Registration is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, registration deadline 10/20. Then from 12:30 – 2:30pm, District 3 members are invited to join an in-person dine-around at two Easy Tiger locations – Linc (North) and South Lamar. More information and logistics forthcoming. Register for the District 3 Fall Meeting!

Keynote

Preparing Your Library and Protecting Yourself in Turbulent Times
John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary
Alison Macrina, Executive Director, Library Freedom Project
According to recent research from PEN America, Texas is currently leading the nation in the number of book challenges. Well-organized right-wing groups have targeted inclusive and expertise-driven library policies and practices and targeted library workers for standing with the profession and their communities. John Chrastka,  Executive Director of EveryLibrary, will give a live keynote providing context about how we arrived at this moment and practical solutions for library workers to prepare their library for challenges. Alison Macrina, Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project, will share her expertise via pre-recorded video about how library workers can protect themselves and their information from targeted attacks. Please join us for this timely and important presentation.

Virtual Round-table Discussions

Led by District 3 Officers Lynda Infante Huerta and Laura Tadena

  • Employee Burnout and Retention. Join this session if you are in management, leadership, or supervisory positions and engage in a community conversation about library burnout and retention issues. In this breakout session, facilitators will guide attendees through a discussion around identifying workplace behaviors leading to turnover, barriers and challenges to building solutions, and opportunities for addressing workplace issues and improving retention and employee satisfaction.
  • Front-line Resilience, Adaptability, and Boundary Work. We invite library staff to join this facilitated conversation designed to center the discussions around issues facing many front-line library staff. Attendees of this break-out session will have the opportunity to connect with other library staff and identify and name issues leading to burnout and affecting the mental health of library staff.

Agenda:

    • 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Business Meeting (TLA update, Leg Update, Budget)
    • 9:30 – 10:30 – Keynote – Preparing Your Library and Protecting Yourself in Turbulent Times
    • 10:30 – 10:45 – Break
    • 10:45 – 11:45 – Roundtable Discussion: Employee Burnout and Retention for Managers; Front-line Resilience, Adaptability, and Boundary Work for All Library Staff
    • 11:45 – Noon – Closing thoughts
    • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Dine-Arounds at Easy Tiger North and Easy Tiger South locations

We look forward to learning alongside you!

 


Officers

Cindy Fisher, Chair
Laura Tadena, Secretary
Lynda Infante Huerta, Treasurer
Morgan McMillan, Councilor
Donita Ward, Councilor Alternate
Jodi Brown, Web Administrator

Conference Stipend Committee

vacant, Chair

Nominating Committee

vacant, Chair

 

Volunteer 

Interested in serving as a unit officer for District 3? Complete the volunteer form above to be considered for an officer position.

 

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