TLA 2009 – Strong Libraries, Strong Scores

The 5th annual Strong Libraries, Strong Scores mini conference for School Administrators occurred as part of the Texas Library Association Annual conference held in Houston March 31-April 3.


We had over 85 school administrators attend. We have already received 2 e-mails unsolicited from administrators that were going to increase the Library budget or rethink how the campus and Library were going to relate next year. Effecting a change in how administrators understand Libraries is very rewarding.



Strong Libraries Strong Scores
(mini conference for School Administrators)

10:30 – 10:45 = Barry Bishop welcome


Welcome from TEA Commissioner by Karen Kahan


10:45 – 11:30 = Dr. Keith Curry Lance (current research)


11:30 – 12:00 = Marla McGhee (collaboration with teachers and administrators)


12:00 -12:15 = break and dividing the group into 3 sub-groups

12:15 – 1:30 = Box Lunch and Breakout sessions (as follows):

Practical applications of Library best practices to benefit campus and principal

Elementary principles

Middle school

High school

Jerona Williams


Guusje Moore

Marla McGhee


Barbara Jansen

Billye Smith


Betty Baker


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