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Submit a Program Idea for TLA 2022!

We are now accepting program proposals for TLA 2022!

The Children’s Round Table (CRT), Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) & Young Adult Round Table (YART) invites all interested members to submit conference program proposals. The 2022 TLA Conference will be held in Fort Worth, April 25-28, 2022. The 109th conference theme is Recover, Rebalance, Reconnect.

CRT, TASL, and YART will consider conference proposals that are inclusive and diverse; in topic, in thought, and in speaker representation.

Please complete this form to submit your proposal by June 15, 2021.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Emily Kupersztoch, Chair

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*CRT Operating Procedures: Announcement* (April 12, 2021):

The Operating Procedures of the Children’s Round Table are in need of long-overdue updates. The most recent revision took place nine years ago (April 2012), and much has changed with how our unit operates, including committees, TLA procedures, and a move to the TLA Internal Shared Google Drives. Our Executive Board has worked over many months to update the official operating procedures to reflect our current policies and changing needs of our unit.

Please view the proposed changes to the CRT Operating Procedures.

After reviewing the proposed changes, please cast your vote.

This notice is being distributed on April 12, 2021 and our membership has 30 days to review the proposed changes and cast their vote. Votes will be tallied on Wednesday, May 12th, and membership will be notified of the outcome.

Thank you for your time!

Emily Kupersztoch, Chair

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Welcome to the Children’s Round Table (CRT)! Our goal is to promote and improve library service to children and young people, and to support those who serve them. We do this in three ways:

  • High quality book awards
  • Engaging programs at annual conference
  • Professional development through scholarship, recognition, and volunteer opportunities


Our members are librarians like you – working year-round to fulfill these goals and CRT is more than just amazing author panels at conference. We work all year to support our members as we grow together in our profession.

CRT is powered by our membership, so please consider becoming involved by volunteering to serve on one of our committees. We have a place for you. Get Involved!


Emily Kupersztoch, Chair, 2021-2022

Emma de Boer-Piedt, Chair-Elect, 2021-2022

Sara Pope, Past Chair, 2021-2022

Ryan Cannon, Secretary, 2021-2022

Shelly Lane, Councilor, 2019-2022


Awards and Stipends
Community Literacy
Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros
Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon Chairs
Conference Program
Texas 2×2 Reading List
Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

CRT Reading Lists

Siddie Joe Johnson Award

Congratulations to Kristen Fournier, librarian at Forest North Elementary in Round Rock ISD, winner of the 2021 Siddie Jo Johnson Award!

Kristen Fournier, Librarian, Round Rock ISD 2021 Siddie Jo Johnson Award Recipient

Named in honor of Siddie Joe Johnson, who served as Children’s Librarian and Coordinator of Children’s Services for the Dallas Public Library for twenty-seven years, this award is presented to a public or school librarian to recognize outstanding achievement in children’s library service.

Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding or innovative programs, a sustained high level of performance, leadership ability, involvement in professional organizations, community involvement, and cooperation with parents and other libraries, especially outside their own system. Learn more and nominate a colleague.

CRT Operating Procedures


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