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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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