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YART

Promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas

 

The Young Adult Round Tables (YART) bring together TLA members who are concerned with the reading habits of teenagers and young adults, and promote improved library service to these individuals.

The goal is achieved specifically by:

  • Providing for and stimulating the professional and the career development of personnel in public and school libraries;
  • Facilitating effective cooperation among library personnel in public and school libraries;
  • Identifying, developing, and maintaining library services that will meet the informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of young adults of Texas;
  • Working cooperatively with other round tables, discussion groups, or divisions that have similar or allied interests.

Officers

Amelia Lewis, Chair-Elect (2021-2022)
Sonja Schulz, Chair (2021-2022)
Kelly Wadyko, Past-Chair (2021-2022)
Elizabeth Gilbert, Councilor (2020-2023)
Wenndy Pray, Alternate Councilor (2020-2023)
Rose Brock, Secretary (2019-2022)
Kimberly McCalla, Webmaster (2020-2023)
Christina Taylor, Social Media Manager (2019-2022)

Renee Newry, TLA Executive Board Liaison (2019-2022)
Candace Neal, Texas TEA Coordinator (2020-2023)

Chari Kauffman, Spirit of Texas Reading List Chair (2020-2023)
Abbie Lester, Lone Star Reading List Chair (2020-2023)
Liz Nebeker, TAYSHAS Reading List Chair (2020-2023)
Amanda Hunt, Maverick Reading List Chair (2021-2024)

Heather Hornor, Maverick Reading List Admin Assistant (2021-2024)

 

YART Reading Lists

  • Lone Star – A reading list for grades 6, 7 and 8.
  • Maverick – Graphic novels for grades 6 – 12.
  • Spirit of Texas (SPOT) – Encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore current, quality books by Texas authors and illustrators.
  • Tayshas – Fiction and nonfiction for grades 9 – 12.
YART Procedures
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Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you the opportunity to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas.  You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan for conferences.

YART Volunteer Form

 


Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

Honoring a librarian for exceptional ability to motivate young adults to read.

To learn more about the YARI Award, click the button below.

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

To submit a nomination for the YARI Award, click the link below.

YARI Award Submission Form

 


 

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