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TLA Awards Season Now Open

It's Awards Season

Remember to nominate a colleague for a TLA award, grant, scholarship, or stipend. A recent recipient wrote:

"As I complete my education, I cannot explain my gratitude for receiving this award. I have no doubt in my mind that this award will positively impact my future and career in librarianship. Thank you again for selecting me!"

Created on Aug 31, 2015 | Last updated September 27, 2015

Archive of Outstanding Service Award Recipients

Since 1960, the Texas Library Association has honored and recognized excellence in librarianship and outstanding contributions to Texas Libraries through awards presented annually at the TLA spring conference. Among the recipeints of TLA Awards are dedicated and innovative young librarians as well as seasoned and distinguished leaders of the library community. The association awards spotlight specific recent accomplishments as well as extended service over a career; projects as well as leadership; lay as well as professional contributions.

Created on Aug 29, 2012 | Last updated August 29, 2012

Archive of Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Since 1960, the Texas Library Association has honored and recognized excellence in librarianship and outstanding contributions to Texas Libraries through awards presented annually at the TLA spring conference. Among the recipeints of TLA Awards are dedicated and innovative young librarians as well as seasoned and distinguished leaders of the library community. The association awards spotlight specific recent accomplishments as well as extended service over a career; projects as well as leadership; lay as well as professional contributions.

Created on Aug 29, 2012 | Last updated August 29, 2012

Awards Listing Archive

TLA Awards - Cumulative List


Award Winners 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award: Julie B.

Created on Aug 7, 2012 | Last updated August 07, 2012

Recipients of the Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year Award

Renamed the Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year in 2006 in memory of a long-time bookseller and friend of the Association, this award spotlights a project that exemplifies the highest levels of achievement, professional standards, and inspiration for other libraries. Years not included indicate that no award was made at that time.

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017

Recipients of the TLA Philanthropic Award

TLA Philanthropic Awards were given between 1968 and 2000 to recognize extraordinary gifts to Texas libraries. 2000 was the last year this award was bestowed.

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017

Recipients of the TLA Outstanding Services to Libraries Award

TLA lay members and organizations are eligible to receive this award recognizing contributions to advocacy efforts as well as service to the Association. Years not included indicate that no award was made at that time.

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017

Recipients of the TLA Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded beginning in 2008, this honor recognizes the exemplary career in librarianship of a long-standing TLA member


2016: Nora Galvan

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017

Recipients of the Libraries Change Communities Award

Initiated in 2009, the Libraries Change Communities Award recognizes a collaborative community library-based initiative in Texas that is replicable, affects users' lives for the better, and contributes to equality of access.


2016: Book-a-Palooza Festival: Gregory-Portland ISD & Bell-Whittington Public Library

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017

Recipients of the TLA Librarian of the Year Award

In selecting the Texas Librarian of the Year, TLA identifies a member who has shown extraordinary leadership or service in the library community within the past 12-18 months. Years not included indicate that no award was made at that time.

Created on Nov 9, 2011 | Last updated January 18, 2017
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