NTLA Organization

After consultations with those who volunteered to serve this group, we have established some basic structure.

First, we will become an affinity group of the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative.  As such, we will hold our annual business meeting at the CTLC conferences, as a round table meeting.  We could also have discussions or lightning talks or some other way of sharing ideas.

We will also try to hold our own annual meetings or mid-winter sessions.  These will rotate locations, and the steering committee will develop a list of the locations for the next 5 years, so that we will have a schedule of sorts.

Finally, there will be a steering committee that will be responsible for organizing the group.  Here are the guidelines or constraints of this committee:

  • Terms are for academic years, which for our purposes is from September-August.
  • Four members on the steering committee at any one time.
  • Generally, two-year terms, although two of us will only serve one year initially in order to get a rotation started.
  • Each year, two people rotate off, and two rotate on.
  • At any time, a member is free to leave the pool or pass on their rotation, although it would be nice to those remaining to provide a prospect to take her or his place in the pool or rotation.

We decided to set up a rotation for the coming years in order to ensure some continuity.  These are highly speculative, especially further out in time, and will undoubtedly be subject to change as people’s lives and interests change.  We will continue to seek new participants and volunteers, but this at least gives us some foundation for the future.  Here is the rotation:

  • AY2017:
    • Tiffany Hudson, Southwest Assemblies of God University
    • Vandy Dubre, UT Tyler
    • Danelle Toups, TCC
    • Karen Harker, UNT
  • AY2018:
    • Tiffany Hudson, Southwest Assemblies of God University
    • Vandy Dubre, UT Tyler
    • Sita Periathiruvadi, TWU
    • Brenda Robertson, UNT Dallas
  • FY2019:
    • Sita Periathiruvadi, TWU
    • Brenda Robertson, UNT Dallas
    •  Zoltan Szentkiralyi, SMU
    •  Rebecca Fernandez, UT Tyler
  • AY2020:
    • Zoltan Szentkiralyi, SMU
    • Rebecca Fernandez, UT Tyler
    • Tiffany Hudson, SAGU
    • Cynthia Peterson, East Texas Baptist University
  • AY2021:
    • Tiffany Hudson, SAGU
    • Cynthia Peterson, ETBU
    • Karen Harker, UNT
    • Vandy Dubre, UT Tyler
  • AY2022:
    • Karen Harker, UNT
    • Vandy Dubre, UT Tyler
    • Zoltan Szentkiralyi, SMU
    • Danelle Toups, TCC

The first meeting of the steering committee will occur in September, and then we’ll decide how to proceed from there.

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