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Texas Library Association

Children’s Round Table Officers and Committees

Updated July 2017

These folks keep the Children’s Round Table running smoothly.
Thank you for your service.



Purpose: To interpret and administer policies and programs for the Children’s Round Table

Chair:  Bethani King, Georgetown Public Library  2018-2019
Chair Elect: Melanie Scales, Waller ISD 2018-2019
Past-Chair: Laurie Kirkscey, Blanco ISD 2018-2019
CRT Councilor: Jayce Senter, Fort Worth Christian School  2018-2019
CRT Alternate Councilor:   2018-2019


Executive Board Liaison:  Mary Woodard, Mesquite ISD 2018-2019
Program Committee Liaison:   Ami Uselman, Round Roc, ISD            2018-2019


Siddie Joe Johnson Award Committee

Purpose: To select Siddie Joe Johnson recipient, and to present award at Annual Conference.

Chair: Laurie Kirkscey, Blanco ISD                2018-2019
Member:                      Jayce Senter, Fort Worth Christia School  2018-2019
Member: Melisa O'Rear, Denton ISD 2018-2019


Communications Committee
Purpose: To communicate CRT information to TLA, and to CRT membership as necessary. The CRT Webmaster will keep information on the website current, and receive notices from the CRT Executive Board to post to the website.

Chair:  Bethni King, Georgetown Public Library   2018-2019
Social Media Manager: Phyllis Anizan, Conroe ISD 2018-2019
Webmaster:              Phyllis Anizan, Conroe ISD 2018-2019

Community Literacy Committee
Purpose: To support literacy efforts statewide. The committee will present a program at Annual Conference.

Chair: Ronda Griffin, Arlington ISD 2018
Member: John Trischitti, Midland Co. Public Libraries 2018
Member: Kara Johnson, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD  2018
Member: Sally Meyers, Tom Green County Library 2018 
Member: Cristine Ragland, Copperas Cove ISD 2018

Dia Committee

Chair: Susan Nyfeler, Austin Public Library 2018
Member: Cynthia Molinar, Southwest ISD 2018
Member: Amber Mann, Fort Bend ISD 2018
Member: Lyndsey Theobald, Richardson ISD        2018 

Legislative Committee
Purpose: To represent the interests of TLA and CRT during Legislative Day(s) and to keep abreast of legislation that would affect libraries in Texas. [Term & Membership: 2 years, includes a chair, Alt Councilor and one member]

Chair: Shelly Lane, Montgomery County Library 2018
Member: None Appointed  
Member: None Appointed  

Meal Function - Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon Chairs

Co-Chair: Sheila Acosta, San Antonio Public Library  2016-2017
Co-Chair: Jennifer Pope, La Grange ISD 2016-2017

Nominating Committee
Purpose: To compile and present a slate of nominees for each office up for election. [2016 election - CRT Chair-Elect, Councilor, and Alt-Councilor; 2017 election - Chair-Elect and Secretary]

Chair: Sally Miculek, Georgetown Public Library                           2018-2019
Member:  MaryJo Humphreys, Frisco ISD 2018-2019 
Member:  Laura Sheneman, Region One Education Service Center 2018-2019 

Program Committee
Purpose: To assist with selection and organization of programs, topics and speakers for annual conference

Chair:   2018-2019
Member:   2018-2019
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Member:   2018-2019
Member:   2018-2019
Member:                                                                    2018-2018
Member:   2018-2019
Member:   2018-2019
Member:   2018-2019
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Member:   2018-2019



Texas 2x2 Reading List Committee
Purpose: To develop annual list of 20 recommended books for age 2 through second grade.

Chair: Sara Pope, Houston Public Library 2019
Admin Asst: Sheila Acosta, Admin Asst 2021
Member: Amy Roberts, San Antonio Public Library 2020
Member: Rebecca Ivey, Denton Public Library 2020
Member: Clare Rossetter, Dallas ISD 2020
Member: Cynthia Cook, McAllen ISD 2021



Karen Currie, Pflugerville ISD

Kristin Johnson, Wells Branch Community Library




Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

Chair: Bethni King, Georgetown Public Library 2015-2018
Chair-Elect: Maya McElroy, Austin ISD 2015-2017
Admin Asst: Tuan Nguyun, Mackin 2015-2018
Member: Amy German, Round Rock Public Library 2016-2019
Member: Jessica Hylink, Austin Public Library 2015-2017
Member: Katherine Counterman, Katy ISD 2016-2019
Member: Diane Sikkenga, Pflugerville ISD 2015-2018
Member: Rebecca K Bendel, Flower Mound Public Library 2016-2019
Member: Shelly Lane, Montgomery County Public Library 2015-2017
Member: Whitney Jones, Lewisville ISD 2015-2017


Operating Procedures Task Force:

Chair: Suzan Nyfeler, Austin Public Library 2016-2017
Member: Troy Lawrence, San Antonio Public Library 2016-2017
Member: Laurie Kirkscey, Blanco ISD 2016-2017
Member: Nancy Jo Lambert, Frisco ISD 2016-2017





Created on Mar 30, 2010 | Last updated July 22, 2018