David Darnell at the Dallas Public Library (aka Library-on'-the-Triniity) sends along this information:
"The Dallas Public Library is honored to host the
6th Annual Library Journal's Design Institute We are expecting a great turnout for this year's conference. Though attendees from across the US participate in the Institute, we would like to encourage our Texas neighbors in this year of limited travel budgets to take advantage of this opportunity while it is being held in our geographic area. If your library system is planning to build new facilities or planning to renovate current libraries, this is the chance of a lifetime to ask the experts for advice about incorporating "Going Green" ideas and practices into your building plans. We look forward to having you join us in Dallas in December.
LIBRARY JOURNAL PRESENTS "GOING GREEN" AN EVENT SERIES ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND DESIGN in partnership with Dallas Public Library
Admission is FREE! Attendance is limited. Sign up today to secure your spot. DATE: December 11, 2009 / TIME: 9AM–6PM LOCATION: Dallas Public Library / 1515 Young Street / Dallas, TX 75201
For its sixth cycle, Library Journal Design Institute moves to Texas for a one-day think tank on green design. We'll bring together leading architects, designers, librarians, and vendors to hone in on the challenges and solutions we face in creating 21st century sustainable libraries. With every Green Design Institute, we've taken a leap forward in knowledge and understanding, but there is so much more we can learn from these experts and each other. Join us for a day-long series of green-themed presentations, panels, and breakout sessions, and learn the latest developments, options, costs and strategies being adopted.
Limited to 100 attendees, the seminar is for those considering a new building project or renovation, in the fundraising or pre-bond stage, or in the early building process.
We've collected a list of blogs that have some notable weight of Texana by content - mostly in historical or literary terms. As issued in August 2008 the list is about 100 titles. The annotated, illustrated list was issued as a mono-thematic August issue of the Monthly. Suggest a blog is you like. Request an email copy of the list if you like. It's now posted separately as http://texasblognotes.blogspot.com and occasionally I add new entries.
Texana librarian 30 years. Degrees:Lon Morris College, SFASU, UT. Edited S'western Lib Assn booklet on kid's books, founded TxStLiby’s subject index to state government publications monthly checklist, founded Texas Bibliographical Soc's "Texas Current Bibliography", compiled Amarillo PL's Bush/FitzSimon Bib, wrote Texana column in "Texas Library Jl", taught UT’s Library School on contemporary American publishing, conducted workshops on Texana, conservation, book arts, publishing, and archival matters, published "Arthur’s Austin ABC: Arturo en Austin: un abecedario" & "The Austin Almanac," Librarian of Houston PL's Texas Room 18 yrs, retired Dec 2005.