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RGC Public Library Staff Attend TLA 2024 Annual Conference

Staff from the Rio Grande City Public Library recently attended the Texas Library Association's (TLA) 2024 Annual Conference, where they participated in various sessions and had the opportunity to interact with notable figures in the literary world.


Among the highlights of the event was a session featuring renowned journalists John Quiñones and Maria Elena Salinas, who shared their experiences reporting from Uvalde and discussed their book "One Year in Uvalde." The session, which included insights into their ABC reporting and the powerful stories they encountered, left a lasting impression on attendees.


"The discussion led by John Quiñones and Maria Elena Salinas was incredibly moving," said RGC Public Library Director Norma Fultz. "Their reporting from Uvalde and their book shed light on important issues and showcased the resilience of the community. It was a privilege to hear their stories firsthand."


Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to connect with Rio Grande City native author and illustrator Xavier Garza. Garza, known for his captivating storytelling and vibrant illustrations, shared his experiences and insights into the world of literature and illustration.


The TLA 2024 Annual Conference provided valuable professional development opportunities for library staff, allowing them to learn from industry leaders, discover new resources, and connect with peers from across the state.


"We're grateful for the opportunity to attend the TLA conference and bring back insights and knowledge to benefit our library and community," added Fultz. "Events like these strengthen our commitment to promoting literacy and education in Rio Grande City."



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