While serving as the librarian at Travis Vanguard and Academy (Dallas ISD) for 16 years, I was actively involved in the Dallas Association of School Librarians, the Texas Library Association, and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL Board of Directors/Region 6/2011-2013). A career highlight was being a mentor to the outstanding TALL Texans Class of 2016. I am currently the Co-Chair for the TLA Reading List Coordination Committee, coordinating the 10 TLA committees that provide lists for Pre-K through Adult readers. As a 2016 retiree, I'm continuing to be an active library and literacy advocate! Follow me @SusiGrissom (Twitter).