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Promoting and improving libraries services to children and young people.

*CRT Operating Procedures: Announcement* (July, 2021):

The Operating Procedures of the Children’s Round Table have been updated, including committees, TLA procedures, and a move to the TLA Internal Shared Google Drives.

View the 2021 CRT Operating Procedures here.

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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

Volunteer

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!

Officers

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

Jennifer Jaeger, Social Media & Webmaster, 2021-2024

Melanie Scales, Publisher Liaison

Committees

Awards and Stipends
Communications
Community Literacy
Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros
Legislative
Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon Chairs
Nominating
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.

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