Tech news geared for library media specialists.

October 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

Ted Wanner

Ted Wanner hails from Oregon, where he worked for the Washington County Cooperative Library Service (a consortium of academic, public, school, and special libraries) as well as the Multnomah County Library in Portland for many years before receiving his MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. Since then he has served as manager of customer service & training for the Dallas Public Library; as continuing education consultant for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission; and now as continuing education specialist for the Texas Library Association. Ted coordinates a wide variety of CE opportunities for TLA, from programming at the big annual conference to the leadership seminar at the TALL Texans Institute.

Arial at In Italics – The slant on YA books

Arial at In Italics loves reading and most bookish things. Her goal for this blog is to write exciting reviews and create engaging discussions for others who love books as much as she does. She is a student, so sometimes her posts are not as frequent as she would like. When not studying or reading she enjoys writing, photography, and most anything that lets her feel creative. One of her greatest passions is fonts. She loves fonts of all shapes and sizes, though she is a bit picky as to which meet her standards. Another love of her life is puns, so be expecting some disguised in her posts.

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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 at 8:00 p.m. (CST) using hashtag #TXLchat.

October 8 How to Promote Your Library Programming in the Digital Age

October 22 Librarians as Leaders with Special Guests

Ted Wanner Texas Library Association

Maureen Sullivan Past President of the American Library Association


Brandi Rosales President

Michelle Cooper Vice President

Mary Hopkins Secretary

Kiera Elledge Treasurer

Sandra Carswell Past President