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I am the librarian at St. Luke’s Episcopal School in San Antonio. Besides studying children’s literature, I have written articles and reviews on the subject and have co-edited two ground-breaking anthologies of Latina literature. In addition, I have served the Texas Library Association Committees: Día de los niños / Día de los libros Committee (co-chair) and the Intellectual Freedom Committee, as well as the Taskforce on Transforming Libraries. I am the Past Chair for TLA District 10 and a former member of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee. While at St. Luke's, I founded the school's literary magazine, Burning Bright,have run several book clubs, produced numerous reader's theater productions, organized school wide literary festivals, and coached various academic competitions.
The library is the soul of a school’s academic life, and the way a library is used says a great deal about the degree to which a school values independent learning and prepares students to be life long learners. As each independent school has its own unique character, with traditions and a curriculum designed to fit that school’s mission, the independent school works to fulfill the needs and mission of that school. Each independent school library serves a community with a unique purpose and specific library needs that are central to the school’s character. Just as no two independent schools are identical, no two independent school libraries will be the same. Keeping those needs at the forefront of all library planning, the independent school librarian has the freedom to customize the library’s services to fit the needs of the community.