TLACast Newsletter
Names in the News
October 2017
Volume. 36 No. 6
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    Sherry Gragg, retired Dallas ISD librarian, passed away in August. .

    Joel Bangilan is youth services and outreach librarian at Harris County Public Library.

    Tamika Brown, librarian at Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in El Lago, was named the 2017 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal.

    Marianne Crandall, former librarian at Valley Ranch Library – Irving Public Library System, relocated to California to become youth services manager for the Placentia Library District.

    Cody Gregg, formerly at South Texas College, is the new dean of Learning Services at Del Mar College.

    Billy Hoya, former TLA information technology specialist, is now a digital resource professional at Lone Star College – North Harris.

    Renee Newry is now the library services coordinator at Irving ISD.

    As of August 21, Kamesh Patel is the new information technology specialist at TLA.

    Jodi Philbrick is senior lecturer at the University of North Texas effective September 2017.

    Deidre (Dede) Rios, director of optometric and clinical library services at the University of the Incarnate Word, was named a 2018 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow.

    Brittney Laurenn Washington is leaving Texas Woman's University's Blagg-Huey Library to move to Washington, D.C. for a residency at the Folger Shakespeare Library.