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YART

Promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas

The Young Adult Round Table’s  (YART) brings together TLA members who are concerned with the reading habits of teenagers and young adults, and promotes 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

Naomi Bates, Chair
Susan Schilling, Chair-Elect
Dana Hutchins, Past-Chair
Sonja Schulz, Councilor
Kelly Wadyko, Alternate Councilor
Kim Herring, Secretary
Amanda Galliton, Webmaster
Kristi Starr, Social Media Manager
Candace Neal, Texas TEA Coordinator
Derica Bailey, Spirit of Texas Reading List Co-Chair
Jeri Calcote, Spirit of Texas Reading List Co-Chair
Lynn Stevens, Lone Star Reading List Chair
Lori Aterburn, TAYSHAS Reading List Chair
Christina Taylor, Maverick Reading List Chair

YART Policies and Procedures
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2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

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Just in time for holiday shopping, the Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List. With more than 140 titles, the list includes nonfiction gems for children and adults. It is intended for recreational reading and is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Due to the diversity in […]

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2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS & Spirit of Texas Lists Announced

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The Texas Library Association’s Young Adult Round Table (YART) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated 2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS and Spirit of Texas Reading Lists are now available. Books are selected for the lists by public and school librarians who are members of YART. The Lone Star Reading List encourages students in grades 6 […]

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