Storytelling Showcase and Swap (also SRT Business Meeting)


  • To promote an appreciation of the art and tradition of storytelling, particularly its uses in the library setting;
  • To expose TLA members to storytelling through education and performance; and
  • Toencourage TLA members to share stories and storytelling.

TLA Storytelling Round Table Board: 

Jiaan Powers, Chair

214-357-7073

214-404-8858 cell

A Teller and Teacher of Story, Dallas

jiaanpowers@jiaanpowers.com

 

Debbie Lipnick, Chair-Elect

972-422-2343

Retired Librarian/Storyteller, Plano

deborahLipnick@gmail.com

 

Pamela Pipkin, Out-going Chair

903-984-0420

903-987-0884 cell

Library Director

Rusk County Library, Kilgore

 pipkinp@co.rusk.tx.us

 

Sally Bates Secretary

832-393-1452 work
Collection Development Department

Houston Public Library

Sarah.Bates@houstontx.gov

 

Vivian Rutherford Treasurer

214-717-1763 cell

Youth Services Librarian

Waco-McLennan County Library, Waco

vivianr@wacotx.gov

 

Sue Kuentz Member at Large

210- 326-7877 cell

Retired Librarian

Educational Consultant/Storyteller, Bulverde

sue.kuentz@gmail.com

 

Shannon Adams Alternate Member at Large

214.671.0624 work

 214.245.2483 cell

Children's Librarian
Martin Luther King Branch Library, Dallas

shannonadams98@gmail.com

 

Lucas Miller Web Master

512.567.2626

The Singing Zoologist

jlucasmiller@gmail.com

Click here to download Operating Procedures

Texas Library Association

Storytelling Round Table

Operating Procedures

 

Article I

 Name

          The name of this organization shall be the Storytelling Round Table (SRT) of the Texas Library Association (TLA).

 

Article II

Objectives

          The objectives of the Storytelling Round Table are to promote an appreciation of the art and tradition of storytelling, particularly its uses in the library setting; expose TLA members to storytelling through education and performances; and encourage TLA members to share stories and storytelling.

 

Article III

 Membership

          Any member of TLA can become a member of SRT.  Every personal member of SRT has the right to vote and is eligible to hold office.

 

Article IV

Administration

Section 1.  Officers

 

  1. The officers of the SRT of TLA shall be Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Councilor, and Alternate Councilor.
  2. Officers shall assume their duties immediately following the TLA Annual Conference and shall serve a term of one year.  The Councilor and the Alternate Councilor serve for three years.
  3. The officers of SRT of TLA shall perform those duties usually attached to their offices and all duties as prescribed in the TLA Bylaws and Standing Rules.

 

Section 2.  Qualification

 

          Each officer must be a member in good standing of TLA.

 

 

Section 3.  Duties

 

  1. The Chair shall:

-Call and conduct business meetings at the TLA Annual Conference and Annual Assembly.

-Prepare reports as requested by TLA.

 

  1. The Chair-Elect shall:

-Attend meetings at the Annual Conference at the TLA Annual Conference and Annual Assembly.

-Preside at meetings of the business meeting and membership during the absence of the Chair.

 

  1. The Secretary/Treasurer shall:

-Attend all meetings of the business meeting,

-Record all minutes of SRT meetings at TLA Annual Conference and Annual Assembly.

-Present financial report at TLA Annual Conference and Annual Assembly.

 

  1. The Councilor shall:

-Attend all meetings of the TLA Council.

-Serve as a liaison between the TLA Council and SRT.

 

  1. The Alternate Councilor shall:

-Attend all meetings of the TLA Council, when the Councilor cannot attend.

-Assume the duties of the Councilor in the absence of the

Councilor.

 

Section 4.  Elections

 

  1. A Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates for all offices. There shall be at least two candidates for the office of Councilor.

 

  1. The Nominating Committee may either be elected by the membership or elected by the Executive Board of the SRT. According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the Chair of the SRT may not be involved in the appointment of the Nominating Committee and may not serve on the committee as ex officio or otherwise.

 

  1. Officers shall be elected at a regular business meeting during Annual Conference by a plurality of the members present.   The Councilor candidate with the highest number of votes shall be elected Councilor. The candidate with the second highest number of votes shall become the Alternate Councilor.

 

  1. Should the election result in an exact tie between candidates, the person currently holding the contested position would continue in office until a new election could be held after the TLA Conference.

 

Section 5.  Executive Committee

 

  1. The elected officers shall constitute the Executive

Committee and shall administer the business of the SRT when it is not in session.

  1. The Executive Committee shall meet at TLA Annual Conference and TLA Annual Assembly.  Other meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Chair or a majority of the Committee.

 

Section 6.  Vacancies

 

  1. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Chair, the Chair-

Elect becomes the Chair for the remainder of that term and also serve the term to which the Chair-Elect had been elected.

  1. If a vacancy occurs in any of the other elected offices, the Chair, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall fill the vacancy by appointment until the next general election.
  2. If a vacancy occurs in both the Chair and the Chair-Elect positions, the President of TLA shall appoint a new Chair, who shall proceed as outlined above.

  

 

 

 

 

Article V

Meetings

-Regular meetings shall be held annually in conjunction with the TLA Annual Assembly and Annual Conference.

-Other meetings will be held deemed necessary by the Chair and the Executive Board.

 

                                  Article VI

Committees

          Committees may be created as needed by the Executive Committee of the Chair.  The Chair shall appoint members and designate the chair of each committee.  The committee shall serve until their charges have been completed and reports have been accepted or until such time as the Executive Committee designates.

 

                                         Article VII

Parliamentary Authority

          The rules of procedure as stated in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in the current edition shall govern this SRT in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws or Standing Rules of Order of TLA.

 

                                       Article VIII

Amendments to the Operating Procedures

          Proposed amendments to the Operating Procedures, upon approval of the Executive Committee, shall be presented at an annual membership meeting for a vote of the membership such changes are consistent with the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Texas Library Association. A notice of 30 days will be given to the membership. The Operating Procedures of this organization shall be approved by a two-thirds vote of the members in attendance and voting at any Annual meeting.

 

 

Adopted April 8, 2014

 

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Storytelling Round Table Story Swap

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

OMNI HOTEL, 555 S.LAMAR STREET

Preview storytelling vendors for your library, listen to your fellow librarians tell stories, or bring your own 5-minute story to share. You are welcome to bring your dinner.

A business meeting precedes the program.

STORYTELLING ROUNDTABLE.

 

Created on Mar 20, 2010 | Last updated February 28, 2018