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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Melody Kelly, President of Texas Library Association

Melody Kelly, University of North Texas Librarian

Elected Texas Library Association President

The UNT press release begins:

"DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Melody Kelly, associate dean of libraries at UNT, recently took the position of president of the Texas Library Association for the 2008-2009 term. As the association's president, Kelly will be the chief elected officer for the largest state library organization in the United States. Through the association, she will work to support library funding throughout the state for school, public, special and academic libraries.

"It will be my task to encourage the identification and the development of implementation strategies that will carry forward the Texas Library Association's vision for transforming Texas libraries," said Kelly. "This process will only just begin during my presidential term, and it will be up to the next president and the membership to keep the transformation process going so that Texas libraries working together are able to serve any Texan any time and any place through their local library facility or via the internet – bricks or clicks.""

UNT is one of the stronger and more creative academic libraries in Texas. Among it many strong point is its "Portal to Texas History" and its recent acceptance as the new home of the Texas State Historical Association.

Congratulations Melody!

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