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Daniel Berra Author Archive

Email: DanielB@pflugervilletx.gov  

Daniel Berra has held leadership roles in libraries for the last 15 years, including the last 5 as the assistant director of the Pflugerville (TX) Public Library. He oversees the programming librarians, the library’s electronic resources, cultivates support for small business and job seekers and leads the library’s efforts related to local history. He holds a B.A. in Geography and a Master of Science in Information Studies, both from the University of Texas at Austin. When not at the library you might find him bird-watching and taking photographs.

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The Dr. Seuss Opportunity

Controversy surrounding Dr. Seuss is not new. In recent years, more scrutiny has been placed on the depictions of Seuss characters in regards to ethnicity and race. The decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to end publishing of six titles reignited discussions.

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Ensuring Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. These are all fundamental aspects of librarianship, coded in our professional organizations and informing all of our actions from collection development to services to programming. We are uniquely positioned given these professional ethics to contribute at a higher level.