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Each year during the TLA Conference SCLRT promote small libraries with activities that include the following:    

- Sponsoring program sessions relevant to the needs of small community library personnel and supporters
- Providing an opportunity for networking and for recognizing outstanding contributions to small community libraries 
- Conducting a raffle which raises money to fund SCLRT activities and enables SCLRT members to win fun, often lavish, prizes

TLA 2018 Conference - Perfecting Your Game: A Win for Your Community

Wednesday, April 4th 

Show Me the Money! Tips & Tricks for Winning State and National Grants 10:00 - 11:00 am - CPE#320: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

How can you enhance your library’s collection, pilot a new service, or refresh your library’s space with grant money? Attend this session to hear experienced grant providers and recipients share their tips and tricks about how to conceive, frame, and write a winning grant proposal.

Speakers: Rebecca Isbell, Brownwood Public Library; Erica McCormick, Texas State Library & Archives Commission; Michelle Slonaker, Chico Public Library; and Darryl Tocker, Tocker Foundation.

Sponsored by: Texas State Library & Archives Commission and Small Community Libraries Round Table.

Lending Mobile WiFi Hotspots in Rural Communities 10:00 - 11:00 am - CPE#316: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

How can small and rural libraries with smaller budgets and larger needs implement mobile hotspot lending services? Hear about an IMLS funded study that documents the successes and struggles of rural libraries in Kansas and Maine bringing this technology into their communities. Take the lessons learned and replicate this in your library.

Speakers: Alexis Schrubbe and Sharon Strover, University of Texas at Austin.

Sponsored by: Small Community Libraries Round Table and Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

Community Engagement in Small Libraries 4:15 - 5:15 pm - CPE#3506: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Small libraries make up roughly 75% of the public libraries in Texas. From literacy initiatives to food banks and STREAM programming, they are the heartbeat of their communities. Hear from leaders who have transformed their libraries and communities through engagement, partnerships, and advocacy.

Speakers: Judy Broker, Bowie Alliance for Education & Arts; Judge J.D. Clark, Wise County; Benetta Hiatt, Bowie Public Library; Amie Schultz, Tom Burnett Memorial Library (Iowa Park), Mayor Ray Schultz, Iowa Park; and Michelle Slonaker (moderator), Chico Public Library. 

Sponsored by: Small Community Libraries Round Table.

Thursday, April 5th

Small Community Libraries RT Business Mtg. 12:15 - 1:15 pm

SCLRT members are invited to join us in reviewing the past year and develop our plans and goals for the future.  

Small Community Libraries Round Table Social (Ticketed $25/person) 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N Griffin St The Small Community Libraries Round Table Annual Social event provides an opportunity for networking and includes a raffle. The SCLRT Librarian of the Year and Advocate of the Year awards are presented during the event. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 16 through preregistration.

Sponsored by: Small Community Libraries Round Table, Biblionix, Book Systems, and the Tocker Foundation

Fundraiser Raffle

Each year during TLA conference SCLRT hosts a raffle to raise funds that help support our conference activities and travel stipends for TLA conference and the Tall Texans Institute. The drawing takes place during the SCLRT Social. 

2018 Raffle Prize Basket 

Kindle Fire7 - Sue Dear, Jasper PL
$100 Barnes & Noble gift card - Beth Hiatt, Bowie PL
$50 Amazon & $50 Visa gift cards - Michelle Slonaker, Chico PL
$25 Chili's gift card - Jerry Pruitt, Manager Chili's in Decatur
Jewelry - Norma Hearne, Edwards PL
Tote Bag and Gift Certificate - Peggy Sheehan, Thorndike Press
Custom Note Cards - Pat McNabb, Yoakum County Library
Insulated mug, etc. - T.J. & Shannon Salois, ProSource Specialties
Gemma Collection Necklace - Stephen Casey, Ingram Content Group
Quilt - Hollis McCright, Commanche PL 
Kindle Paperwhite - OverDrive for Libraries
Scosche boomBottle H2O Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Darryl Tocker, Tocker Foundation

Created on Jul 26, 2011 | Last updated March 15, 2018