COVID-19 Statewide Discussions with Texas Library Staff
The Texas State Library is committed to helping Texas library workers connect with each other during this time of crisis and unprecedented change. Texas is a large state and we recognize the critical differences between its regions. To address these community needs, the Texas State Library’s Continuing Education and Consulting (CEC) Team hosted a series of online discussions enabling Texas library workers to share concerns and resources with one another. We took a trauma-informed approach, helping to ensure that library workers are taking care of themselves as well as responding to the needs they see in their communities.
These calls were open to library workers of all levels. Please note, these calls were not recorded but collaborative notes from each of the sessions are shared below. All contact information has been removed, but if you would like to add information or need contact info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Review the notes from our regional conversations!
|Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT||Big Country, Texas Panhandle, Texas Trans-Pecos, and West Texas Regions||Andrews, Bailey, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Comanche,Concho, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, DeafSmith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, Kimble, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Midland, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, & Yoakum||Regional Conversation #1 Collaborative Google Doc:
|Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT||Northeast Texas Region||Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, & Wood||Regional Conversation #2 Collaborative Google Doc: https://tinyurl.com/tslacchatreg2|
|Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT||North Texas Region||Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Denton, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo, Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise,& Young||Regional Conversation #3 Collaborative GoogleDoc: https://tinyurl.com/tslacchatreg3|
|Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT||Alamo Area and South Texas Regions||Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, LiveOak, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson,& Zapata||Regional Conversation #4 Collaborative GoogleDoc: https://tinyurl.com/tslacchatreg4|
|Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT||Houston Area Region||Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, & Wharton||Regional Conversation #5 Collaborative GoogleDoc: https://tinyurl.com/tslacchatreg5|
|Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT||Central Texas Region||Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, & Williamson||Regional Conversation #6 Collaborative GoogleDoc: https://tinyurl.com/tslacchatreg6|
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