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 TLA District 9  Fall District Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lubbock Christian University 

Talkington Center

1919 Frankford Avenue

Lubbock, TX  79407  

Note:  This is the address for Covenant which is the shared location for the Talkington Center for Nursing Education.  People can either turn on Frankford and there is an entrance on that side of the building or the can turn on Eileen Blvd (just past the Greenlawn Church of Christ) and follow the signs for the Talkington Center for Nursing Education


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Note:  Instant Minutes have been posted in "Past Meetings" section.    10/10/17   

Working Agenda  


9:00 – 9:20                 Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:20 – 9:30                 Welcome from LCU – Brian Starr


9:30 – 10:20               Bridging the Great Divide: Lessons from collaborations between academic and school libraries
Information literacy is a learned skill. As educators, we must work together as a group to ensure that students acquire a skill set which they will need in order to be successful in school and throughout life.
Barbara Slate (LCU), Karlee Vineyard (LCU), and Kristi Starr (Coronado HS, Lubbock ISD) will share struggles and successes in collaboration efforts between school and academic librarians to reach all students in our community with the gift of information literacy.


10:20 – 10:30             BREAK


10:30 – 11:00             Greetings from TLA President Ling Hwey Jeng & TLA Executive Director Dana Braccia


11:00 – 11:15             Greetings from TSLAC – Jennifer Peters


11:15 – 11:45              BUSINESS MEETING


11:45 – 12:35             Professionally Developed Leaders: It’s the Journey not the Destination

Panel discussion about the correlations between Professional Development and Leadership and the many different ways to develop leadership skills, through TLA as well as other avenues. The panelists will share how unique experiences have shaped their development and leadership styles.   

Howard Marks (Director, UTPB), Jennifer Peters, (Director of Library Development & Networking, Texas State Library and Archives Commission), John Trischitti III (Director, Midland County Libraries) and Cindi Wynia (Assistant Director of Library Services, Amarillo Public Library). Moderated by Mark Gottschalk, (Director, LCU)


 12:35 – 1:00              LUNCH



For many organizations, strategic planning is like Brussels sprouts, a necessary evil to be endured, never enjoyed, and forgotten quickly.  For other organizations, strategic planning is as tasty as library paste: at best, it is an acquired taste.  But what if it didn’t need to be this way?  What if strategic planning could be deliciously engaging, energy-rich, and a flavorful way to bring your library team together to accomplish great things? 


This fun, lively post-lunch discussion will change your appetite about strategic planning, turning it from “just good for you” to something you crave! NOTE:  As this session is post-lunch, BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow) if you choose to snooze.  And the rest of us will discuss how our libraries can achieve great things without you (we’ll do it quietly, of course, so we don’t disturb your nap).

Eddy Smith (Executive Director, Abilene Library Consortium)


2:00 – 2:10                  BREAK


2:10 – 3:00                 Funders Roundtable: Meet Area Foundations Interested in the Future of Libraries

As libraries transform, 21st century service models are catching the eye of institutional philanthropists. Library collaborations with local nonprofits amplify the impacts of their work. Programming brings dignity, meaning, and connectedness to senior and teen populations alike. Libraries support formal educators in our communities by utilizing evidence-based approaches to tackling the challenges of illiteracy in child and adult populations.

Foundations have taken note. What elements of 21st century librarianship pique the interest of foundations? How do we speak their language? Do we need to have a friends group, foundation, or other 501(c)3 nonprofit before we approach them?

Jennifer Peters (Director of Library Development & Networking, Texas State Library and Archives Commission) will moderate a panel discussion with Aaron Bedell CFRE (Executive Associate, Permian Basin Area Foundation), Mark Palmer (Executive Director, Abell-Hanger Foundation), and Dr. Eileen Piwetz (Executive Director, FMH Foundation)


3:00                             CLOSING THOUGHTS & DISMISSAL


Simple Continental Breakfast:

   Assorted Muffins (400-510 Cal each)

   Iced Water (0 Cal/8 oz. serving)

   Starbucks Coffee, Decaf and Hot Tea (0 Cal/8 oz. serving)



   Baby Spinach Salad (60 Cal/2.15 oz. serving)

   Bakery Fresh Rolls (160 Cal each)

   Roasted New Potatoes (110 Cal/2.75 oz. serving)

   Fresh Herbed Vegetables (100 Cal/3.5 oz. serving)

   Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken (130 Cal/3 oz. serving)

   Oreo Blondies (270 Cal/1.75 oz. serving)

   Iced Tea (5 Cal/8 oz. serving)

   Iced Water (0 Cal/8 oz. serving)






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