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Come see us at TLA Annual Assembly!

2018 July 5
by Kyla Hunt

Will you be attending the Texas Library Association’s Annual Assembly?  So will we!

You can find the full schedule and additional information for Annual Assembly, held Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, here.

In addition, below is a roundup of sessions where you may see TSLAC staff. All sessions listed below will be in Foothills I on Tuesday, July 10th. See you there!

Speaking the Same Language: School and Public Librarians Working Together

9:30am (ticketed)

Liz Philippi, Bethany Wilson

Join this interactive session to learn how to harness two important tools for better collaboration in school and public libraries. We’ll take a close look at the new School Library Standards and the YALSA Competencies for Serving Teens and examine how they can be used together. Leave with ideas on how to strengthen your local programs and partnerships.

Helping Us Help You: Serving People with Print Disabilities

11:00am (ticketed)

Jaclyn Owusu

Texas is in the top 10 of the fastest growing states in the country. Being able to serve everyone in your community can be a daunting task, but the Talking Book Program can help assist in serving people with print disabilities, from visual disabilities, physical disabilities to reading disabilities. Find how to better serve people with print disabilities and bring them into your library.

Make your Escape with Opposing Viewpoints

1:00pm (ticketed)

Henry Stokes

Learn more about the popular Opposing Viewpoints database while participating in an escape room! Leave with ideas for implementing a similar program in your library.

LearningExpress: Resources for EVERY Library in Texas

2:30pm (ticketed)

Shana Ashwood Viala

Come to this session to find out how the LearningExpress database can improve the lives of members of your community. LearningExpress has testing and training resources for K-12 students, members of the public and college students.

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