November 2013

Renew your TCEA LIB-SIG Membership

The purpose of our Library SIG is to help librarians increase their technology skills and to integrate those skills into the learning environment. Renew or join today!

Nominate an Amazing Librarian

Nomination Form

This award was created in 2001 by past president Deborah Svenson (Lewisville ISD). The focus for this award is to celebrate particular librarians who share their time and expertise about technology and the Internet through technological forums, such as listservs, presentations, or creative library strategies integrating technology in the curriculum. These librarians are chosen by their peers and are awarded at the LIB-SIG meeting during the TCEA convention.

Member of the Month

tina berumen

Tina Berumen is the current Library Media Specialist at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. She serves on her campus STEM Leadership Team; facilitates campus technology and literacy staff developments, and played an integral part this year on her campus 1:1 iPad rollout team. Tina has presented at local regional conferences on the implementation of STEM programming in school libraries, ways to incorporate curriculum and technology using iPads in school library programs, as well as a session on the Tejas Star Book Award. Before joining Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in 2012, Tina worked as a Library Media Specialist in Irving ISD, while she earned her MLS from Texas Women’s University in 2010. Tina is active on twitter (@tinaberumen) and passionate about bringing STEM education and new technologies to the forefront of school library programs.

Blog of the Month

The Adventures of Library Girl Jennifer lagarde

The Adventures of Library Girl

Jennifer LaGarde (aka library girl!) is a Librarian Ambassador and Education Road Warrior! As an Educator on Loan for the NC Department of Public Instruction, she travels across the land working with school librarians, classroom teachers, principals, superintendents - literally ANYONE who needs help building or making the most of a 21st century school library. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in English Education from the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) and her graduate degree in Library Science from Appalachian State University. She is also a Nationally Board Certified School Librarian. Jennifer is the Social Media Special Committee Chair for the North Carolina School Library Media Association, was a founding member of NCSLMA's Young Adult Book Award and shares NCSLMA webmaster duties with another North Carolina librarian. With over 17 years experience in education as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian and district level leader, Jennifer has been nationally recognized for her contribution to school librarianship and education in general. In 2011, Jennifer was awarded the "I Love My Librarian Award" by the American Library Association, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. She was also named a 2011 "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal. And in 2013 she was selected as one of five teacher librarians (nationally) finalists for the first ever Bammy Award for outstanding service in the area of school librarianship. Jennifer is the author of the award winning blog The Adventures of Library Girl where she proves you don’t have to be super hero to be a teacher librarian, but having a cape sure helps.” -----

TCEA Free Webinars

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Texas librarians chat #TXLchat

Are you ready to collaborate with fellow library media specialists? #TXLCHAT is a bi-monthly Twitter chat committed to providing a forum for Texas librarians to create collaborative connections, share educational resources, and foster life-long learning. Join us on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (November 5th & 19th) at 8:00 p.m. (CST) using hashtag #TXLchat.


Brandi Rosales President

Michelle Cooper Vice President

Mary Hopkins Secretary

Kiera Elledge Treasurer

Sandra Carswell Past President