Libraries are changing and evolving to meet the literacy and information needs of 21st century citizens. School libraries are no exception to this evolution. Educators and educator-librarians have an increasing responsibility to prepare students to be adequately literate and functional in a digital and information rich world and workforce--and at the same time nurture the joy of curling up with a really good (old fashioned paper and glue) book!
At ESC Region 13 Library Media Services we are committed to supporting our librarians in their efforts to provide relevant and rigorous library programming to the students in our service area. Our mission is to help librarians remain up-to-date on educational policies and innovations relevant to the library & information services they provide their students and colleagues. We strive to facilitate an effective collaborative professional network, and we offer a variety of convenient and high quality opportunities for our librarians to learn and grow in their profession.
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The Region 13 Library and Literacy Summit (formerly known as the Hill Country Library & Literacy Summit) is a multi-session conference whereyou can listen to authors share their secrets, learn from your colleagues and other library and literacy professionals, and network with other educators from across the Region 13 area. Click on the Summit page to learn more about our LLS.
The TREC (formerly known as Multi-Regional Library System) is a consortium spearheaded by our colleagues at Region 11 in order to present an efficient, cost-effective alternative to going it alone when trying to update the way your school libraries handle automation. Please click on the TREC home page to learn more about this initiative.