Thursday, November 3, 2016


DACLO (Dallas Association Church Library Association) is having its November program on


                                                                November 12, 2016

                                                            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


                                                   Freeman Heights Baptist Church

                                                   1120 N. Garland Avenue

                                                   Garland, TX 75040


                                                  Yolanda Martinez, Hostess Librarian

                                                  Mobile phone: 214-870-3090


                8:30 a.m.          Registration, Refreshments, Bookstore Shopping

                9:00 – 9:30       General Session - Door Prize Drawings

                9:30 – Noon    Open discussion about “How to Library”


                We will talk about weeding, inventory, memorials, gifts, promotion, processing, technical stuff, furniture and fixtures, storage, when “they” decide to make changes in the library space or its ministry.

A panel of experience librarians will moderate the open discussion.

                Attendees are encouraged to provide input as well as share personal opinions on “How to Library.”

There will be a treasure chest filled with all kinds of helpful goodies, And, YOU will be allowed to select one item from the treasure chest to keep.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


                                       FALL  PROGRAM 2016

     Mark your calendars for our Fall meeting at Logos Bookstore in Snider Plaza.
Rick Lewis has agreed to bring us up to date once more with new publications and publishing news at his store on Sunday, November 13th, at 2:00 p.m.
                                  Refreshments will be made available.
                                                    See you there!


                            Susan & Rick Lewis in front of their Logos Bookstore.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mark your calendar for our next big event:
Annual Spring Workshop Day coming up on March 12, 2016:

     ___________CELEBRATING OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY!!!____________


2016 Workshop Day

“Saving Treasures”

Saturday, March 12, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


All Saints Catholic Church

5231 Meadowcreek Drive

Dallas, TX 75248


(See directions below)

Maria Isabel Garcia will be our member hostess.

Enjoy a day of learning, shopping, and visiting.

Join us for four great presentations,

Chapter business meeting,

Traditional rummage table,

Display of books from Logos at Snider Plaza

selected by Rick & Susan Lewis

and door prizes!


            Workshop Day Program

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.         Registration / Breakfast

Welcome by Maria Isabel Garcia


8:45 - 9:15 a.m.         Greetings / Short business meeting

                                    Preview of CSLA National Conference/                                      Ralph Hartsock


9:15 – 9:30 a.m.         Break / Shopping


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.      Excavating treasures from afar /

                                                Lynne Gentry


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Break / Shopping


10:45 – 11:45 a.m.    Disaster management in the Church and Synagogue Library/ Maristella



11:45 – 12:00 p.m.    Break / Shopping


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch (catered or bring your own)

With special presentation by Susan Lewis of Logos Bookstore


1:00 – 1:15 p.m.       Break / Shopping


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.         From the past will come the future:

Archives and the preservation of

Historical records / Timothy Binkley


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.         Break / Shopping


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.      “Useful Mobile Apps: from Tweeting to Theology” / Tyeson Seale


3:30 – 4:00 p.m.     Visiting / Shopping / Networking /Tour of Host Library

              Bring your discards for the Rummage Table.

   Take advantage of the 20% discount

on any purchase made from the Logos Bookstore Display.

      There will be Door Prizes.


Timothy Binkley

Timothy Binkley is the Archivist at the Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

          His expert work involves managing the Collection, Preservation, and use of historical records that document the history of Perkins School of Theology, Bridwell Library, and United Methodism in Texas and surrounding states; arranging and describing archival collections; curating exhibits; making public presentations to university and community groups; publishing articles; and building collaborative partnerships with historical and religious organizations.


          He gave us an excellent presentation at Bridwell during our tour scheduled for the 2015 CSLA National Conference.

Maristella Fuestle

            Maristella Feustle is the Music Special Collections Librarian at the University of North Texas. A native of Toledo, Ohio, she holds Master’s Degrees in Jazz Guitar and Library Science from the University of North Texas, and she remains active as a guitarist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is the current chair of the Music Library Association Preservation Committee, and her research interests include American popular song, jazz history, music theory, archives and preservation, reception history, and digital humanities.


          She was a presenter at the 2015 CSLA National Conference at the University of North Texas. Her workshop will help you prepare for natural and “unnatural” disasters. She will share her experiences and give you tips on how to develop a disaster preparedness plan.

    Susan Lewis

The co-owner and co-manager of Logos Bookstore in Snider Plaza will bring us up to date on publications of interest for our libraries.

Rick Lewis will be on retreat during our Workshop Day.

Susan and Rick Lewis have managed the store in Snider Plaza for many years.

 Lynne Gentry

            Lynne Gentry is a professional acting coach, theater director and playwright with several full-length musicals plus a Chicago children’s theater curriculum to her credit. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer. She loves spending time with her family or working the hospital oncology wards with her medical therapy dog Roman.

            Growing up on a Kansas dairy farm, she didn’t have much opportunity to travel. She longed for adventure and wanted to visit exotic places and meet famous people. Imaginary trips became her escape from rural isolation.

            Her series, “The Carthage Chronicles”, springs from these early imaginings. The books are time travel, historical-Christian-romance adventures. Our Book Review Group at All Saints Resource Library read all three titles in the series and the author joined us for two of the discussions.

            She was a presenter at the 2015 CSLA National Conference at the University of North Texas and this time will share her work and research on a new title involving the discovery of an ancient manuscript.

Tyeson Seale

            Tyeson Seale is the Outreach Coordinator at Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University.

          Tyeson has worked in Fondren Library for 8 years. Most of the time he has been involved in working with multimedia technology, such as iPads in SMU’s Touch Learning Center. The “TLC” was a free form lab that allowed faculty, students and staff to get familiar with tablet technologies to find apps that supported their needs. Among the areas of studies to benefit from this service were the Intensive English program, Applied Physiology and Theology. Tyeson will share the most useful apps that were discovered by patrons over the years.

Remember to bring your iPad. There is wireless connection at All Saints Parish Resource Library.

All Saints Catholic Church
5231 Meadowcreek Drive
                         Dallas, TX 75248
The church is located on the Northwest corner of Meadowcreek and Arapaho.
Enter the driveway from Meadowcreek between the Church building and the playground. Park in the west lot. The Library is the first door on the right after you enter the outer double door.
Name _________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________
Phone Number (H) ____________________________________
Church/Synagogue ___________________________________
E-mail address _______________________________________
I plan to attend (check appropriate line):
Excavating treasures from afar______________________
Disaster management _______________________________
Susan Lewis presentation during lunch ­­­_____________
From the past will come the future _________________
Useful Mobile Apps __________________________________
Lunch _______________________________________________
Enclose fee: $20.00 (to include catered lunch)
                    $10.00 (if you bring your own lunch)
A lunch of Fresh Farm Green Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Croutons and Raspberry-Lime Vinaigrette, Italian Sausage Lasagna, Snap Peas and Green Beans with Basil Pesto, Garlic Bread, and Tiramisu will be prepared by Gregorio Draxler, Caterer at All Saints Catholic Church. We will also have an Anniversary Cake! Please let us know if you need a vegetarian lunch. Breakfast at registration will be your hostess’ treat.
 Make check payable to: CSLA-North Texas Chapter
          And mail to:
Maria Isabel Garcia
1225 Danville Drive
Richardson, TX 75080-5809
DEADLINE: March 8th

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The 48th CSLA Annual Conference at the University of North Texas in Denton was a great success with 42 members enrolled. Highlights of the conference can be seen at our new web site:
 Our next local program will be the traditional visit with Rick Lewis for an update on publishing trends and new resources for the Holidays. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 25th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Logos Bookstore in Snider plaza.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The Texas State Library has partnered with WebJunction to bring you Reaching Our Spanish-Speaking Audience (ROSA). This professional development program will equip library staff with knowledge and resources to reach out to Spanish speakers in your communities and increase their access to technology. Topics include cultural differences, community partnerships, marketing, and technology.
REFORMA Rio-Trinidad is pleased to co-sponsor and present the workshop for the Dallas Metroplex area, next May 17, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information visit:
If you are interested in attending the workshop register at:
This course qualifies for six (6) hours of TSLAC Continuing Education credit or six (6) hours of SBEC Contnuing Education credit for school librarians (SBEC provider identification #500799).