by Adam Wright, Executive Director, NTLP

This column features monthly installments with updates on what is happening at the NTLP office and elsewhere in the library world.  See Adam's blog, Notes of a Binge Thinker, for more of his thoughts and commentary.

 

FY2012

October 2011
     Adam's farewell message
     Ebook scenario 4: Ebooks skip the library (followup)
     Libraries adding digital media to their services

September 2011
     Trusting the Library to Provide an Objective Voice
      Ebooks Future Scenario 4: Ebooks skip the library
      NTLP News - applying to be a partner of NTLP
     FY2012 Committees
     TSLAC System Status for FY2012
     NTLP Website, Workshops, Other Services Planned for FY2012

FY2011

August 2011
     The Future of Regional Library Development and Collaboration in North Texas
     FAQs Concerning Changes at NTLP

June/July 2011
     The Responsibility of the Library Vendor
     Ebook Future Scenario 3 Continued
     National/State News
     Upcoming Workshops/Conferences

May 2011 -
    The Library as Civic Partner in the Community
    Ebook Future Scenario 3
    National/State News
    Upcoming Workshops

April 2011 -
    The Library as an Information Gateway in the Next Decade
    Highlights from Arlington Public Library
    Ebook Future Scenario 2
    National/State News
    Regional Meeting Focus Group Outcomes
    Upcoming Workshops

March 2011 -
    The Library as Curator of Current Events
     Highlights from Alvarado Public Library and Azle Memorial Library
     Ebook Future Scenario
     National /State News
     Upcoming workshops
     Recent consulting activity

February 2011 -
     The Library as the Community's Education Cornerstone
     Interview with Ann Wiegand, Director Lewisville Public Library
     Recent national and state news
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Recent consulting activity

January 2011 -
     Library of the Future Guideposts
     An Ebook reader for every citizen
     Recent national and state news
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Recent consulting activity
     Digitalization Project
     Overdrive Consortium
     Libraries for Literacy

December 2010 -
     Libraries Working Together to Service our Communities - Consortium updates
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Recent consulting activity
     Digitalization Project
     Homebound Program
     Overdrive Consortium
     Libraries for Literacy Program
     Texas Workskills Development in Libraries
     TSLAC news

November 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: Directions for the next decade
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Recent consulting activity
     Digitalization Project
     Homebound Program
     Overdrive Consortium
     Libraries for Literacy Program
     Texas Workskills Development in Libraries

October 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: The role of literacy in libraries
     Upcoming workshops
     Regional conferences for FY2011
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Digitalization project - dates for informational meetings
     Homebound program - welcome to Marci Chen, Homebound Program Coordinator
     Overdrive Consortium - new members
     Libraries for Literacy - information literacy and health literacy classes
     TWDL program for FY2011
     Report on recent IT support activity
     TSLAC news

September 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: Partnerships among different types of libraries
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on the recent Children and Youth Conference (CYC)
     Report on recent consulting, accessibility and literacy programs
     Report on recent activity in the IT Services and O2U programs

 

FY2010

August 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: The Role of the Library in Lifelong Learning
     Upcoming workshops
     Upcoming CYC and LP3 Conferences
     Report on the recent Library Supporters Conference
     Report on recent consulting, accessibility and literacy programs

July 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: Serving the Youth - Where Do We Fit In?
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting, accessibility and literacy programs

June 2010 -
     Public library identity crisis: Is the library essential?
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs

May 2010 -
     Theme: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Technology
     Public library identity crisis: The library as a community gathering place
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs

April 2010 -
     Theme: Accessibility Fairs
     Public library identity crisis: Where have all the newspapers gone?
     Upcoming workshops
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs

March 2010 -
     Theme: Comparing Office Software Suites
     Public library identity crisis: the library as the great equalizer
     Upcoming workshops
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs
     Update on grant applications
     TSLAC proposed budget revisions

February 2010 -
     Theme: Supporting Your Support Staff
     Public library identity crisis: Reference, do we keep it?
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs
     TSLAC News

January 2010 -
     Theme: Hosting a Job Fair in Your Library
     Public library identity crisis: the role of the book in the next decade
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting, conferences, and accessibility and literacy programs
     Upcoming System Assembly Meeting
     Interlibrary Loan Pilot Project

December 2009 -
     Theme: Including Non-Reviewed Materials in Your Collection
     The public library's identity crisis
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Report on recent consulting activity, conferences, and expanding accessibility
     Updates from TSLAC, Interlibrary Loan, and the Broadband Summit

November 2009 -
     Theme: New Technology and Patron Security
     What's in a name? and protecting patron privacy
     Report on recent consulting activity, O2U Projects
     Upcoming workshops and conferences
     Updates on Libraries for Literacy, Special Interest Groups, and Expanding Accessibility Program

October 2009 -
     Theme: Keeping Your Book Club Fresh
     Ebooks and ebook readers
     Report on recent consulting activity and O2U Projects
     Upcoming workshops
     Updates on Special Interest Groups, Conferences, and Expanding Accessibility Program

September 2009 -
     Theme: TexShare Databases and making information literacy a priority
     Report on recent consulting activity and O2U Projects
     Upcoming workshops
     Updates on Special Interest Groups, Conferences, and Expanding Accessibility Program

 

FY2009

August 2009 -
     Theme: Green Libraries
     Upcoming workshops
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Texas Broadband Task Force
     TSLAC News
     Libraries for Literacy Project
     Accessibility Project
     Children and Youth Conference for North Texas Librarians 2009

July 2009 -
     Theme: Library Services for Seniors
     Upcoming workshops  
     Update on regional conferences, special interest groups, and Expanding Accessibility program
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Update on TSLAC and legislative activity

June 2009 -
     Theme: Book Clubs
     Upcoming workshops  
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Update on the Special Interest Groups, Regional Conferences, and North Texas 23
    
May 2009 -
     Theme: Libraries for Literacy
     Upcoming workshops  
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Update on the Special Interest Groups and Regional Conferences
     Update on the Expanding Accessibility Program
     News from our federal and state agencies

April 2009 -
     Theme: Rethinking the Reference Collection
     Upcoming workshops  
     Report on recent consulting activity
     Update on the Special Interest Groups and Regional Conferences
     Update on the Expanding Accessibility Program
     News from our federal and state agencies

March 2009 -
     Theme: Univeral Accessibility and Assistive Technology
     Update from the ILL Taskforce
     Upcoming workshops  
     Report on recent consulting activity
     TSLAC Update

February 2009 -
     Theme: Starting a Teen Advisory Board
     February is Love Your  Library month!
     Update from the ILL Taskforce
     Upcoming workshops  
     Upcoming Library Supporters Conference
     News on the Expanding Accessibility Program
     Report on recent consulting activity
     TLA Legislative day is February 24-25.

January 2009 -
     Theme: Valuing Your Library
     The importance of libraries in a troubled economy, and what we can do to help them survive.
     Upcoming workshops  
     Upcoming Library Supporters Conference
     Special Needs / Extended Accessibility Program
     Report on consulting activity, IT support and Plinkit

December 2008 -
     Theme: E-Government and Libraries?
     Stories about how libraries give to their communities
     Upcoming workshops  
     Report from LP3, news about upcoming conferences
     Special Needs / Extended Accessibility Program
     Report on consulting activity, IT support, and O2U request during November
     Updates on Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) and Libraries for Literacy
     Report from the October coordinators' meeting.

November 2008 -
     Theme: Reaching Out to the Wiser Generations
     Ideas about library services for older adult patrons   
     Upcoming conference for Library Program Planners and Presenters (LP3)
     Regional Meetings scheduled for October and November
     Special Needs / Extended Accessibility Program
     Report on consulting activity during October
     Updates on Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) and Libraries for Literacy
     The latest clarification from TSLAC regarding grant writing.

October 2008 -
     Theme: Violence in Libraries - How to Handle Confrontations    
     Announcement of new name North Texas Library Partners
     Workshops planned for October
     Regional Meetings scheduled for October and November
     Gaming Services Now Available
     Special Interest Groups and Conferences
     Report on consulting activity during September
     Updates on Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) and Libraries for Literacy
     News from TSLAC about recommendations for multi-type library systems.

September 2008 -
     Theme: Teens and Adults - Bringing Harmony in the Library    
     Conferences and Workshops - What's planned for September
     Feedback on CYC2008.
     Report on consulting, website changes, and O2U activity during August
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) update
     TSLAC update from the July LSA Board meeting and the August Commissioners' Meeting

 

FY2008

August 2008 -
     Theme: Volunteers    
     Creation of Special Interest Groups in partnership with TLA District 7
     Conferences, Workshops, and Consulting planned for August
     Libraries for Literacy update
     NTRLS Roadshow in Region 1

July 2008-
     Theme: Surveys    
     Upcoming workshops
     Summary of NTRLS programs and services
     Update on TSLAC request for additional funding for FY2010 and FY2011

June 2008 -
     Theme: How Do I Stay on Top of Trends    
     News about NTRLS staff development and continuing education programs
     Upcoming workshops
     Upcoming TechNet2008 conference
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) update
     NTRLS @ Your Library will be at Watauga on June 18
     Plinkit project status
     Overdrive Consortium is now live!
     TSLAC news - ILL Taskforce and upcoming System Coordinator Retreat

May 2008 -
     Theme: Customer Service
     News from the System Assembly Meeting and Awards Luncheon
     2008 NTRLS Awards Recipients
     Upcoming workshops
     Upcoming TechNet2008 conference
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) update
     NTRLS @ Your Library - submit applications through May 5 for June 11
     TSLAC news

April 2008 -
     Theme: Growing in the Library Profession
     Upcoming workshops
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) update (TSLAC Grant application)
     NTRLS @ Your Library - Report from 3/12
     Libraries for Literacy update (TSLAC Grant application)
     Special Needs project update (TSLAC Grant application)    
     ... and we hope to see everyone at the TLA conference in Dallas!

March 2008 -
     Theme: Gaming in Libraries
     Upcoming workshops
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) update
     NTRLS @ Your Library
     Federal and State News
     ... and the lessons we learned when the flu hit.  (Adam and Carolyn, get well soon!)

February 2008 -
     Theme: Technology and Libraries: A Perfect Match
     Recent workshops and upcoming workshops
     Recent consulting visits
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) project
     Libraries for Literacy Council
     Read, Enjoy and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) project
     Special Needs Grant
     NTRLS @ Your Library
     NTRLS Regional Meetings
     ..... and remembering Phyllis Herskowitz.

January 2008 -
     Theme: Library Revolution
     Recent workshops and upcoming workshops
     Recent consulting visits and plans for upcoming consulting
     Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) project
     Libraries for Literacy Council
     Read, Enjoy and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) project
     Special Needs Grant
     NTRLS @ Your Library
     NTRLS Long Range Plan
     ..... and a tribute to Randy Shaeffer.   Randy, you will be missed.

December 2007 -
    Theme: Leadership
    Recent workshops and upcoming workshops
    Recent consultant visits and plans for upcoming consulting work
    Shared Integrated Library System (SILS) project
    Friends Round-Up
    Transforming Texas Libraries
    Public Library Administrators of North Texas (PLANT)
    Libraries for Literacy
    Read, Enjoy and Discus (R.E.A.D.) program
    NTRLS @ Your Library program
    and ... why is December 20 an important day for the Executive Director?