Reflections on the Texas Book Festival: A Conversation with Marianne DeLeon
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
2M ago
Join host Michele Santos in a conversation with Marianne DeLeon, the newly appointed CEO of the Texas Book Festival. Delve into Marianne's motivations for taking on this exciting role, exploring what drew her to this opportunity and what she anticipates most in her new position. The discussion unfolds to encompass Marianne's vision for fundraising, the pivotal role of libraries in communities, and reflections on the Texas Book Festival's notable achievements to date. Together, they candidly address the challenges that lie ahead for the festival. This episode is sponsored by Texas Woman's Univ ..read more
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Educational Empowerment: A Conversation with Howard Marks and Angela Gaule
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
In our season 6 premier, host Michele Santos talks to Howard Marks and Angela Gaule of the Ector County Library in Odessa about the Gale Excel Adult High School Program at their library. The program gives people aged 21 and over the ability to earn their high school diploma online. The three discuss how to start the program at your public library, challenges, and success stories.  ..read more
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Science in the Library: an interview with Caleb Kraft
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
In this short-but-sweet episode (less than 10 minutes) Emily Warwas of the Cedar Park Public Library talks with Caleb Kraft, Senior Editor of Make: Magazine, about craft and science projects at the library ..read more
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Joys of Rural Librarianship: A Conversation with Elsie Purcell
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
Elsie Purcell, Library Director of Hondo Public Library, shares the joys and challenges of rural librarianship in Hondo, population 8400 ..read more
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Get inspired at the TCAL Conference!
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
Cynthia Rodriguez, Director of Library Services at Laredo College Libraries, and chair-elect of the Texas Council of Academic Libraries, is our guest for this episode. She shares all the reasons we're excited for the upcoming TCAL annual conference, Sept 18-19 in College Station, from networking with other academic library leaders to the keynote address from Dr. Michelle Cantu-Wilson ..read more
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Banned Books Week: Interview with Llano Champions of the Right to Read
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
In this special "Banned Books Week" episode, Jeannette Davies of the San Antonio Public Library interviews Leila Green Little and Diane Moster, two of the plaintiffs in the Little vs. Llano County civil lawsuit. Little and Moster are two of the seven plaintiffs in the lawsuit; all seven received the Sam G. Whitten Intellectual Freedom Award from the Texas Library Association for their outstanding work for intellectual freedom ..read more
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#FReadom Fighters: An interview with Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote for Banned Books Week
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
Jessica Silva, Faculty Librarian at Austin Community College, interviews #FReadom Fighters Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote about founding this grassroots movement for intellectual freedom. Calzada and Foote talk about how the #FReadom movement started, who inspires them and how they gained experience as advocates ..read more
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Banned Books Week Under Fire: Surviving a Challenge
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
Last year, Danielle Brigati, Library Director of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library in Kerrville, found herself at the center of a controversy after the public library's Banned Books Week display was challenged by community members. In this episode, Dianna Landes, Director of the Lakehills Area Library, interviews Danielle about what happened, how the library stood up for the right to read, and her advice on making sure your public library has a strong collection development policy ..read more
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Pro tips for TLA's new Members Only area and TLA Engage
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
Christy Reynolds, TLA's Membership Engagement Manager, gives us the scoop on the new Members-Only area and how best to use our online community, TLA Engage ..read more
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Tips on Submitting a Successful TLA 2024 Conference Proposal
TLA's Libraries Transform Texas Podcast
by Texas Library Association
4M ago
TLA Education and Programs Manager Kelly Mantay shares keys to success when submitting a proposal for TLA 2024, the Texas Library Association's annual conference that will be held next spring in San Antonio. From mistakes to avoid to what kind of sessions librarians are looking for, you can learn it in this short podcast ..read more
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