Names in the News
Austin Public Library Director Brenda Branch announced her retirement effective December 31.

Ryan Cassidy is now makerspace librarian at Texas Tech Libraries.

Mark Hanna retired from Amarillo College. Emily Gilbert is the new director of information services at the college.

Chris Jowaisas, a former TLA employee, is leaving the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and joining the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington iSchool at the end of the year.

Katy Manck, librarian-at-large from Gilmer, was elected president of the International Association of School Librarianship

Renee Newry was honored as Irving ISD's Teacher of the Month for November.

Roosevelt Weeks, deputy director of administration and chief of staff, Houston Public Library, was one of 10 librarians from across the country honored with this year's I Love My Librarian Award.
TLACast Newsletter
Volume 35 No. 7 | December 2016
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Sharon Gale Gatliff Culbertson, former librarian in North Lamar ISD, Paris, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2016.