The semester is coming to a close, and we are looking for new co-directors to fill our shoes for the next year! If you’d like to apply for one of the open spots simply send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Co-Director Nomination” in the subject line. Include your name, email address, and expected graduation date and then describe in 100 to 200 words why you want to be an ALA/TLA co-director. Email us your application by next Thursday, November 14th! Once all the nominations are in, we’ll put together a survey that will allow iSchoolers to read your blurbs and vote for the four people they believe should take over this student organization.
Meanwhile, here’s a re-cap of what we did this year!
January 8, 2013: We gave a tour of UTA for new students and went bowling at the Union.
January 14. 2013: We provided free cocoa and cookies in the student lounge. It was great to meet new students!
January 17, 2013: We held a volunteer panel where students could learn how to get involved in volunteer positions. We hosted a happy hour afterwards at the Dog and Duck.
January 23-27, 2013: We attended ALA Mid-Winter and helped Dr. Immroth with her campaign. We live tweeted panels at the conference.
February 2, 2013: Book Club! We discussed All the Pretty Horses while chowing down at Hyde Park Bar and Grill.
February 24, 2013: We hosted a book drive and then volunteered with Inside Books to provide reading materials to incarcerated peoples in Texas.
March 2, 2013: We skyped (!!!) with Printz winning author John Corey Whaley to discuss his book Where Things Come Back.
March 4, 2013: We hosted our bi-annual bake sale!
March 27, 2013: We toured UpHaus library, a beautiful early reader center.
April 1, 2013: We enjoyed prohibition-era cocktails at ALA/TLA Happy Hour at Peche.
April 6, 2013: Book club! We enjoyed brunch at Russel’s while discussing The Night Circus.
April 18, 2013: Martin Middle School Literacy Night. We collaborated with the librarian at Martin Middle School to provide story telling stations for the family and friends of the middle schoolers.
April 24, 2013: We attended the TLA annual conference. We live tweeted panels at the conference.
Welcome Week!! We teamed with SASI to provide a number of fun welcome week activities including the bats at Congress bridge, two-stepping, and happy hours.
September 9, 2013: We provided ice cream in the student lounge to welcome the new students.
September 21, 2013: Book Club! We drove out to Lake Travis to enjoy the view and discuss Reboot.
September 29, 2013: Hosted a banned books photoshoot! It was a great success. See post below for the photos.
October 8, 2013: Bi-annual bake sale!
October 19, 2013: Book Club! We enjoyed high tea and discussed The Paris Wife.
October 26, 2013: Lit Crawl! We attended the Texas Book Fest lit crawl and events such as Drunk Literary History, where our very our Grace got to meet Derek Waters and perform onstage!
November 8, 2013: Our co-director Harry Ostlund got an award for being the TA of month!
November 12, 2013: Yesterday, we hosted a career panel with several librarians to give advice on how to get hired in the field.
In between all of that, we’ve hosted bi-weekly and then monthly general meetings. We also improved traffic on the Facebook page, got 30 new page likes and reached an all time high of 940 views on our Banned Books photoshoot.
Phew, it’s been a busy year! Thanks for having us!