Library Development and Networking Projects

Interlibrary Loan Study Task Force Blog
Follow the Interlibrary Loan Implementation Task Force activities on the Interlibrary Loan Study Task Force blog. See links to the charge, member roster, fact sheet and more information on task force activities as they implement the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Texas Group Catalog and WorldCat Navigator solution. They serve as the future platform for statewide interlibrary loan in Texas public libraries. We encourage discussion and invite feedback from the library community and invite everyone to leave comments in the comment links of the blog. If you have any questions about submitting your comments, please send e-mail to or call 512-463-5406.

El Dia de los Niños
A celebration of childhood and bilingual literacy: activities, bookmarks, lists of resources, and original audio files of popular childrens' songs in Spanish.

Plinkit allows library staff members (or volunteers) to create and maintain Web site content for their libraries quickly and easily, without learning HTML or purchasing special equipment or software. If you are comfortable using a mouse and a Web browser and you have used the basic editing features of a word processing program, you will be able to create and edit pages for your library’s Plinkit Web site in no time at all.

Public Library - Head Start Partnerships for Early Childhood Education and Family Literacy
There is a natural partnership between public libraries and child care centers. Both are vitally concerned with the education and well-being of young children and both have missions to support early childhood education. Collaborations between public libraries, Head Start agencies, and child care centers, support rich early childhood learning experiences and promote family literacy.

Small Library Management Training Program
The Small Library Management Training Program is an ongoing, voluntary program that provides management skills to nonMLS directors of small community (25,000 or less population) libraries in Texas.

Texas Summer Reading Program
This online "handbook" is created to aid in planning and programming to encourage participation and support of this important program that is designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure and to promote library usage.

Young Adult Library Services, Collections, and Programs
Links to professional resources for librarians serving young adults and to web pages for teens hosted by Texas Libraries.


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