Texas Library Association

Update from Austin: New Staff and New Roles

Over the past two months, the Texas Library Association (TLA) welcomed two new team members, and announced new roles for three current team members. “These individuals are all extremely talented and passionate about serving our members,” said Dana Braccia, TLA executive director. “We are so fortunate to have them at TLA, and look forward to achieving continued growth and success for the association.”

Created on Jul 18, 2018 | Last updated July 18, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 TLA Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the individuals, institutions, and projects that were nominated for TLA Awards this year. The work that librarians are doing and the difference you each make in our communities in hundreds of ways is truly inspiring.

Created on May 21, 2018 | Last updated May 21, 2018

New Texas Bluebonnet Award Coordinator Named

Jacqui Bridges-SheppherdJacqui Bridges-Sheppherd of Arlington, Texas has been named the 2019-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) coordinator.

Created on Apr 24, 2018 | Last updated April 24, 2018

2018 TLA Annual Conference One for the Record Books!

TLA 2018 order photosA record number of library professionals convened in Dallas April 3 – 6 for the 2018 TLA Annual Conference. With 7,385 people in attendance, TLA 2018 surpassed the past two years’ events, reflecting the vital library market and profession.

Created on Apr 20, 2018 | Last updated April 20, 2018

2018 TLA Election Results

Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected in the 2018 TLA Election conducted by Survey and Ballot Systems, Inc. These newly-elected individuals will take office at the close of the 2018 TLA Annual Conference in Dallas.

Created on Mar 26, 2018 | Last updated March 27, 2018

Incoming TBA Selection and Program Committees

The Texas Bluebonnet Award welcomes eight new members to the Selection and Program Committees. All were appointed to serve a three-year term, 2018-2021.

TBA Program Committee
Devon Austin,  Harris County Public Library, Kingwood Branch

Created on Feb 26, 2018 | Last updated February 26, 2018

TLA at the Texas Teen Book Festival Oct. 7

Formerly known as the Austin Teen Book Festival and now in its ninth year, the Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) is a free one-day event that takes place on Saturday, October 7 at the St. Edward’s University Campus.

Created on Oct 2, 2017 | Last updated October 02, 2017

Texas Library Recovery Connection

 

As the long slow process of recovery begins, we are beginning to hear about libraries facing tremendous damage and total devastation. Librarians are returning  to determine their most immediate and long term needs for assistance.

Created on Sep 5, 2017 | Last updated September 05, 2017

Recovery Begins

The scenes of devastation, desolation and destruction in the areas of Texas most affected by Hurricane Harvey are heart rending. It is impossible to comprehend the suffering and loss that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing. We find hope, however, in the images of heroic rescues, towering stacks of donated goods, lines of volunteers at shelters, and stories of people from all walks of life coming together to help.

Created on Sep 1, 2017 | Last updated September 01, 2017

TLA & TSLAC Respond to Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Library Association and Texas State Library and Archives Commission are working together to coordinate a response to damage caused to libraries and archives across the Houston and gulf coast region. We share a deep concern for the condition of facilities and collections, and for the wellbeing of staffs of libraries and archives in the area. We are also very appreciative of the many offers of help that are coming in from across the state and nation.

Created on Aug 28, 2017 | Last updated August 28, 2017
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