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Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Lubbock and Amarillo

2017 October 18
by Kyla Hunt

In our effort to highlight the libraries that we visit while on our travels, this post is a part of our ongoing blog series titled Dispatches from Texas Libraries where we will raise up a library and the work they are doing for their community.

Lubbock classEarlier this month, I had the pleasure of traveling to Lubbock and Amarillo to facilitate the first sessions of our new SLM Advanced workshop, Telling Your Library’s Story: Value, Benefit, Worth and Amarillo classImpact, led by Dr. Julie Todaro. This session is a part of the Small Library Management Training Program; registration is still open for the reminder of the 2017-2018 series throughout the state.

I want to start out by thanking the librarians at the Mahon Library in Lubbock, as well as those who hosted us at the Harrington Library Consortium in Amarillo, for their wonderful hospitality. It is a wonderful opportunity for librarians to attend trainings in the midst of other successful, inspiring library environments. This not only provides us with a training space, it provides us with an example to point to throughout the trainings.

Mahon wallThe Mahon Library is at once bustling and classic. The walls are lined with wood carvings thatMahon children's provide a calming atmosphere. At the same time, the library hosts a lively children’s area, adorned with appropriate Halloween decorations.

The Harrington Library Consortium was created in 1977 in order to share resources among the public and academic libraries in the Panhandle area. Their website includes information on databases, eResources, online training, and, of course, their meeting room. I want to particularly thank Linda Brown at Harrington for her wonderful hospitality and help in ensuring a great attendance!

Interested in attending one of our upcoming workshops? Check out our face to face workshop page here.

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  1. Edward permalink
    October 19, 2017

    Love the woodwork shown at Mahon. Great update on your impacts across the state.

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