CTLC 2023 Conference Information

Becky Calzada is the District Library Coordinator in Leander, Texas. She is a co-founding member of #FReadom Fighters, recipient of the ALA’s Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, the American Association of School Librarians’ Intellectual Freedom Award, and the Texas Library Association’s Libraries Change Communities Award. Becky is a cadre member of the ALA Policy Corp Proactive Advocacy on Book Banning, a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom committee, on the Legislative Committee for the Texas Library Association, and Past Chair for the Texas Association of School Librarians. She was recently elected as the 24/25 AASL President and honored by People Magazine in their 2023 Women Changing the World portfolio. Becky can be reached on Twitter @becalzada.

Carolyn Foote is a retired/rewired 29 year school librarian from Central Texas and a co-founder of the grassroots group the FReadom Fighters. Her work spans teaching research, library design, technology in libraries, student voice, and library advocacy. Named a White House Champion of Change, she's been awarded along with her cofounders the Robert Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award, and the TLA Libraries Serve Communities award. She's a frequent writer and keynoter and her work can be found on her blog www.futura.edublogs.org.


For more information about this year's presenters, please see the CTLC 2023 Eventee website.

CTLC 2023 Planning Committee Members

Amy San Antonio, Texas A&M-Commerce
Anna Wodny, Texas A&M-Commerce
Ashlie Hight, Texas A&M-Commerce
Z Rankin, Texas A&M-Commerce
Lisa Andrews, Collin College
Tiffany Bailey, Dallas Public Library
Chelsea Batty, Collin College
Joanna Bliss, Texas Woman's University
Nichole Boone, Collin College
Alicia Deal, Texas Woman's University
Lanee Dunlap, Texas A&M-Commerce
John D. Hayden, Greenville Public Library
Dianna Kim, Sam Houston State
Erik Martin, Texas Woman's University
Meagan May, University of North Texas
Abby Morris, Texas Woman's University
Sarah Northam, Texas A&M-Commerce
Trish Pearson, Texas A&M-Commerce
Dania Rodriguez, Dallas Public Library
Tom Rohrig, Texas Tech
Sean Spears, Texas Woman's University
Andy Tucker, Texas Woman's University
Stacey Wolf, University of North Texas
Jennifer Woodruff, Texas Woman's University