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Sept. 15 is Power Up at Your Library Day

 Dorcas Hand, Editor of TASL Talks http://tasltalks.blogspot.com/2016/08/september-15-power-up-day-from-tla.html   Remember all the way back to April when TLA Conference was here in Houston? IdeasPowered as a PR program was unveiled there by outgoing TLA president Susan Mann and the TLA PR and Marketing Committee – check out the video from the event.  It was powerful at conference – the idea […]

Guest Blogger: Cynthia Alaniz Librarian in Cute Shoes

 Librarian in Cute Shoes  Follow Cynthia’s blog at http://librarianincuteshoes.blogspot.com/ The thoughts of an elem. librarian who loves children’s literature, technology, writing, —and throughout it all must wear cute shoes! #TXLA16: A Wonderful Whirlwind   Monday, April 25, 2016 I attended the Texas Library Association’s 2016 Annual Conference, and though I’ve been home for two days, it is […]

Celebrate Women ‘s History Month 2016 in February and ALL YEAR Round!

    It seems fitting to post about women and their impact on history by opening with a quote from Ronald Reagan’s Proclamation of Women’s History Month, 1987, in light of the recent demise of Mrs. Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, who died Sunday morning in […]

Yes, You SHOULD attend TLA Annual Conference – You are Worth It

 Originally posted 2/15/2016    http://tasltalks.blogspot.com/ By Jennifer LaBoon, Fort Worth ISD Coordinator, Library Technology        TLA Annual Conference is right around the corner! It’s time to get your travel plans to Houston finalized and get registered for what will be the best conference ever! A year ago, I wrote about the rationale for […]

February is Library Lover’s Month

[View the story “February is Library Lover’s Month” on Storify]   Terry RoperTerry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked on elementary and high school campuses as well as central administration. Ms. Roper has experience dealing with English language learners […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Why should you care about multicultural children’s books?  Because you and any children whose lives you touch live in the real world which is multicultural.  It is very important that children see themselves represented on the pages of a children’s book in positive lights for many reasons. Think about our world today and the images […]

Monday, January 15, 2016

While I enjoy a 3 day weekend as much as the next person, I am posting these words as a reminder to myself that this day is not just a day off work or a day to sell mattresses or appliances. We reserve the 3rd Monday in January to honor a man who made an […]

Grinchish, Anyone?

As I was crawling to work on the typically busy highway with my Grinch safely buckled in the passenger seat, as per my norm during the holiday season, I heard an unfamiliar tinkling sound.  I searched the dashboard and immediate surroundings [remember, I am crawling to work] and realized that my grumpy Grinchish friend was […]

Letters About Literature – Making the Reading/Writing Connection

Letters About Literature – Making the Reading/Writing Connection  by Kate DiPronio, Librarian, Cedar Valley Middle School (RRISD); chair Tall Texans Round Table; Spirit of Texas Middle School Committee; TASL Alt. Councilor.   Originally posted on TASL Talks: Legislative and Advocacy for YOU “Nobody but a reader ever became a writer. “—Richard Peck.  Type into your search […]

#World Kindness Day: November 13

  November 13th is World Kindness Day! A global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. Click the following site for easy ways to share the love. https://randomactsofkindness.org/world-kindness-day Imagine the possibilities!!! Terry RoperTerry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked […]