Romeo Rosales

Full time Librarian, father and husband, Romeo Rosales, Jr. holds an MLS from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, a B.A. in History from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX, and an A.A. in History from South Texas College in McAllen, TX. Romeo was born and raised in Pharr, TX, a border town that is part of the historic Rio Grande Valley. He is a contributor for Public Libraries Online, the companion website to the bi-monthly print publication "Public Libraries," the official magazine of the Public Library Association. He is also a published author and when he is not writing, he is spending all of his time with his wife Claudia and his son Azariah. Twitter: @Rrsls10

On Creating Bookshelves For An All-Digital Public Library

Working for the nation's first all-digital library is unique in so many ways, but creating digital bookshelves that patrons love is quite a difficult task.

Latina Authors From the Texas-Mexico Border You Should Know

Books Whose Endings Made-Up for Their Lackluster Start

Not all great books are great throughout. Many books start off rough and can even be boring, but their great endings make up for it.

Movies You Didn’t Know Were Books First

Librarians and Their Memorable Patron Interactions

A public librarian details some of the wildest patron interactions he has had. From violent patrons to strange ones, this librarian has seen it all.

The 2019 Audie Awards

Tapping into Beer History with Books and Beer

On Only Reading Nonfiction in 2019

A public librarian's take on why he will only read nonfiction in 2019. From history and natural history to biology and social sciences, there is no limit.

3 Recommended Reads for Universal Human Rights Month

This December, pick up one of these books for Universal Human Rights month, highlighting nonfiction about immigrant, queer, and Native experiences.

Books for Latinos by Latinas

Latinx Authors Send Open Letter to Middleton School District

Latinx authors penned an open letter to the Middleton School District after images of educators dressed as the border wall made rounds on social media.

Books About The US Role In The Fleeing of Central American Migrants

Recommended Podcasts About Libraries and Librarians

The Underrated 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Dark Books and Dark Beer for the Fall Season