Carmen Escamilla, pictured fifth from right, was appointed to the Texas Library Association’s new Professional Issues and Ethics Committee. Membership in this committee is made by appointment only. TLA Executive Director Pat Smith summarized the role of the committee members in this way: to promote professional issues and ethics and to focus on how to educate Texas librarians about ethics issues. TLA President-elect Sherily Bird appointed Escamilla as one of the nine committee members to serve a three-year term and address issues relating to professional code of conduct and ethics. Escamilla is the Lead Librarian for the United Independent School District and has been the Library Media Specialist at J.B. Alexander High School for the past seven years. She previously taught English at United High School for nine years, and was an elementary school librarian for 18 years. The UISD Board of Trustees recently recognized Escamilla on her appointment. Pictured from left to right are UISD Board Members Ricardo Molina, Sr., Pat Campos, Javier Montemayor, Jr., Board President Judd Gilpin, Honoree Escamilla, Board Members Juan Antonio Molina, Jr., and Ricardo “Rick” Rodriguez, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Guadalupe Gorordo, and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos. The Texas Library Association is the largest State Library Association with over 7,000 members employed in all types of backgrounds including academic, public, and school library settings.