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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

Susan Schilling, Chair
Kelly Wadyko, Chair-Elect
Naomi Bates, Past-Chair
Sonja Schulz, Councilor
Tracy Williams, Alternate Councilor
Rose Brock, Secretary
Amanda Galliton, Webmaster
Christina Taylor, Social Media Manager
Candace Neal, Texas TEA Coordinator
Jeri Calcote, Spirit of Texas Reading List Chair
Jo Patrick, Lone Star Reading List Chair
Kim Herrington, TAYSHAS Reading List Chair
Stephanie Russell, Maverick Reading List Chair

 

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.

 

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YART Procedures
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