[tx-yac] FW: [pld] Texas Teens Booktalk 4 All -- deadline
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Fri Sep 4 11:05:04 CDT 2009
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From: Hildreth, WyLaina [mailto:WyLaina.Hildreth at cityofdenton.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 5:42 PM
To: Public Libraries Division
Subject: RE:[pld] Texas Teens Booktalk 4 All -- deadline approaches!
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Dear YART Membership:
As Chair-Elect of the Young Adult Round Table, I would like to announce recruitment for the 2010-2011 YART officers and committee members. You must be a current TLA and YART member.
There are various opportunities for involvement and leadership in YART. Below I have included a brief description of each position.
Please refer to our Bylaws for more detailed information at http://www.txla.org/groups/yart/Assets/Files/yartbylaws.pdf
YART is currently looking into including some virtual meeting opportunities, but several positions do require attendance at face-to-face meetings.
Executive Board Positions: Candidates for these positions will be appointed by the YART Nominating Committee and voted on electronically by all YART members. The election will begin in February 2010 and results will be announced prior to TLA Annual Conference.
Chair-Elect: Serve a one year term.
Appoint all chairs and committee members whose service begins at the next TLA Annual Conference.
Attend and vote at meetings of the YART Executive Board, including but not limited to, Annual Assembly, TLA Annual Conference, a February and a November meeting. Serves as Chair the following year and Past Chair the year after.
Serve a one year term.
Record and read minutes of all Executive Board and general membership meetings of YART.
Attend and vote at YART Executive Board meetings, including but not limited to, Annual Assembly, TLA Annual Conference, and a February and a November meeting.
Committee Positions: The Chair-Elect appoints all chairs and members of committees whose service begins at the next TLA Annual Conference.
Lone Star, Tayshas, and Maverick Reading Committees: (be sure to fill out the second page of the volunteer application)
Serve a three year term.
Members are required to nominate books and read all nominated books. Please consider that this could be over 100 titles in a year. Applicants may not be currently affiliated with an author, illustrator, or publisher in any capacity that might interfere with the integrity of the committee.
Applicants for the Lone Star Reading Committee are required to work directly with young adults in grades 6-8 throughout the term of their appointment.
Applicants for the Tayshas Reading Committee are required to work directly with young adults in grades 9-12 throughout the term of their appointment.
Applicants for the Maverick Reading Committee are required to work directly with young adults in grades 6-12 throughout the term of their appointment.
Members are required to attend the TLA Conference and the November voting meeting and may be required to attend one day of the TLA Annual Assembly.
Texas Teens Read! Advisory Committee: Texas Teens Read! is sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in collaboration with local libraries. The purpose of Texas Teens Read! is to encourage teens to read during their summer vacations and become lifelong readers and library users, to establish the library as a safe and engaging space for teens, and to provide programming that will help teens become caring, responsible, and successful adults.
Serve a three year term.
Members must be one of the following: a public librarian; a school librarian who works in conjunction with a public librarian; or a school librarian in a town that does not have a public library.
Members must work directly with young adults in grades 6-12 throughout the term of their appointment. Applicants may not be currently affiliated with an author, illustrator, or publisher in any capacity that might interfere with the integrity of the committee.
Members are required to attend the TLA Conference and a Fall planning meeting and may be required to attend one day of the TLA Annual Assembly.
Other Standing Committees: Members of standing committees are not required to attend Annual Assembly or Executive Board meetings. These positions are served via electronic correspondence.
Serve a one-year term. Assist the Chair in reviewing YART programming ideas for the following TLA Annual Conference.
Serve a one-year term.
Assist the Chair-Elect in reviewing and selecting a slate of officers for the Executive Board.
Bylaws Committee: Serve a one-year term.
Reviews the YART bylaws with the Councilor.
Applying for a position: The online form is located on the TLA website: (the form is being updated but it should work)
Please keep a copy of your complete application! We have received applications with answers truncated by the technology and have had to ask applicants to resend their information. You will receive an email confirmation from me when your application has been received. Please feel free to contact me directly at read.junkee at gmail.com.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009.
OFFICER SLATE AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE FINALIZED IN NOVEMBER 2009.
Please consider becoming more involved in YART by running for an Executive Board position or by volunteering to serve on a committee. We need your ideas and active participation in order to remain a vibrant, vital, and growing round table of the Texas Library Association! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Jennifer Smith, read.junkee at gmail.com
Librarian, Legacy Middle School
San Antonio, TX
Chair-elect, Young Adult Round Table
Texas Library Association
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