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YART

Promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas

The Young Adult Round Tables (YART) brings 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.
Follow YART on social media for updates on all of our reading lists!

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Officers

Christina Taylor, Chair-Elect (2022-2023)
Amelia Lewis, Chair (2022-2023)
Sonja Schulz, Past-Chair (2022-2023)
Elizabeth Gilbert, Councilor (2020-2023)
Wenndy Pray, Alternate Councilor (2020-2023)
Stephanie Galvan Russell, Secretary (2022-2025)
Kimberly McCalla, Webmaster (2020-2023)
Amy Lott, Social Media Manager (2022-2025)

Renee Newry, TLA Executive Board Liaison (2019-2022)

Susan Schilling, Publisher Liaison (2022-2025)

Candace Neal, Texas TEA Coordinator (2020-2023)

Lauren Scott, Spirit of Texas Reading List Chair (2022-2024)
Michelle Marin, Lone Star Reading List Chair (2022-2024)

Jessica Hedrick, TAYSHAS Reading List Chair (2022-2024)
Amanda Hunt, Maverick Reading List Chair (2021-2024)
Heather Hornor, Maverick Reading List Admin Assistant (2021-2024)

Volunteer


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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YART Volunteers

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

While we will keep this form active year round, please complete the form by October 1, 2022 in order to be considered for 2023 positions.

 


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

 


 

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