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KERA News Spotlight on Downtown Dallas Public Library

The downtown Dallas Public Library has committed to not just tolerating—but welcoming—every homeless person who walks through the door. Congratulations to the hardworking and talented team at the Dallas Public Library. The news story is available on KERA News.

Thousands Consider Libraries' Immediate & Future Needs at ALA Midwinter

The thousands of librarians, library workers and supporters at the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta, delved into the future of libraries, while also bringing a heightened sense of urgency to examining current needs and aspirations. In formal and informal settings, in engaged conversations and productive problem-solving sessions, and in the exhibit hall, they shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services. The 1,120 scheduled meetings and events took place throughout the Georgia World Congress Center and other nearby sites. There were 8,326 registered for the event, including 2,916 exhibitors.

Remembering Christine McNew

Christine McNew, youth services coordinator in the Library Development and Networking Division at the Texas State Library and Archives passed away this week. Over the years, Christine made remarkable and highly visible contributions to the services offered to Texas libraries. She was a widely respected statewide expert on the topic of library services to children, and was a veteran of many workshops, webinars, and conference presentations on the subject.

Christine was always a tireless advocate of the power of summer reading programs and recently added important groundbreaking work encouraging summer nutrition programs at libraries. Christine will be long remembered for her substantial contributions over her entire career to excellence in library services to children. For decades to come, many thousands of children in Texas will benefit from her work.
February 2017
Volume. 36 No. 1
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