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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

Sonja Schulz, Chair-Elect (2020-2021)
Kelly Wadyko, Chair (2020-2021)
Susan Schilling, Past-Chair (2020-2021)
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)
Stephanie Galvan Russell, Maverick Reading List Chair (2019-2021)

 

2020-2021 YART Volunteer Form

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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Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

2021 YARI Award Nomination Form

 

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