TLACast Newsletter
Names in the News
May 2017
Volume. 36 No. 3
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401 | Austin, Texas 78746-6763
Phone: 512.328.1518 or 800.580.2852 | Email:

    Karl T. Gruben, former TLA executive board member, passed away.

    Donna Hotho, owner and CEO of Hotho & Company and a generous supporter of TLA and libraries passed away.
    Naomi Bates (Northwest High School, Justin, TX) was selected as the inaugural "Program Pioneer" 2017 AASL Social Media Superstar.

    Aranda Bell was promoted to library adult services manager at Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill.

    Carter Cook, Fort Worth ISD, Carolyn Foote, Eanes ISD, and Ann Vickman, South Texas ISD were selected as three of 22 school district library leaders to participate in the 2017-2018 Lilead Fellows Program.

    Lindsay Cronk was elected as LITA Director-at-Large (ALA Elections).

    Rebecca Lesley Denham was elected to ALA's YALSA Margaret A. Edwards Committee.

    Camila Fiorillo was honored with Professor Emeritus status by the Alamo Colleges Board.

    Kelli Getz was elected as ALCTS AS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (ALA Elections).

    Dorcas Hand and Liz Philippi were elected to the American Library Association Council.

    Barbara A.B. Gubbin, past-president of the TLA and director of the Jacksonville (FLA) Public Library was awarded the 2017 Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award for Innovation and Service to the Community and Profession by the American Library Association.

    Martin Halbert, current dean of the University of North Texas libraries has accepted the position of Dean of Libraries at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro beginning late this summer.

    Geeta Halley, public services manager at Round Rock Public Library received Small Business Week's Small Business Champion of the Year award.

    Lisa Kulka, library specialist at Northside ISD in San Antonio received the ALA's New Member Round Table Shirley Olofson Memorial Award.

    Molly Kyle, librarian at Amarillo ISD, was named AISD's 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

    Julie Anne O'Brien was elected as GAMERT Director-at-Large (ALA Elections).

    Sara Ortiz was elected to ALA's YALSA 2019 Non-Fiction Award Committee.

    Pam Spooner of Austin Community College announced her retirement effective May 31.