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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 (2019-2020)
Kelly Wadyko, Chair-Elect (2019-2020)
Naomi Bates, Past-Chair (2019-2020)
Sonja Schulz, Councilor (2017-2020)
Tracy Williams, Alternate Councilor (2019-2020)
Rose Brock, Secretary (2019-2022)
Kimberly McCalla, Webmaster (2020-2023)
Christina Taylor, Social Media Manager (2019-2022)
Candace Neal, Texas TEA Coordinator (2017-2020)
Jeri Calcote, Spirit of Texas Reading List Chair (2018-2020)
Jo Patrick, Lone Star Reading List Chair (2019-2021)
Kim Herrington, TAYSHAS Reading List Chair (2019-2020)
Stephanie Russell, Maverick Reading List Chair (2019-2021)

 

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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