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Between the Lines: September Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Jenny Filardo Middle School Librarian Presbyterian School in Houston What inspired you to become a librarian? When I began my master’s degree at UT Austin over 28 years ago, it was with the intent of working in museums or archives. The very last class of my degree, however, was Materials for Children, and that one […]

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Statement Opposing Restrictions on Education Related to Racism and History

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The Texas Library Association Executive Board approved the following statement related to efforts to restrict education related to racism and history on August 10. The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) core values include diversity and inclusiveness, equity of access to information, ethical responsibility and integrity, intellectual freedom, literacy and lifelong learning, and social responsibility and the […]

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Between the Lines: August Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Lynda Infante Faculty Librarian and Assistant Professor Austin Community College What inspired you to become a librarian? I had an unusual journey to the library. I have biology and clinical laboratory science degrees and spent seven years as a clinical microbiologist before transitioning to the library. As I realized I didn’t want to stay in […]

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Special Session #1: The Texas Legislature is Back

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The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature opened Thursday, July 8 and may last up to 30 days. Issues to be considered are limited to those set by Governor Greg Abbott in his proclamation calling the special session. Governor Abbott prioritized 11 issues including election and voter registration reform, bail system reform, protecting […]

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Texas Library Journal

In this Issue:

Welcome to this Special Edition of the Texas Library Journal, containing TLA 2021 Contributed Papers.
Inside, you'll find news about:
  • Critical Digital Literacy in a Public Library in the Time of COVID-19
  • Partnering to Publish
  • Wearing Your Masks and Keeping Your Distance: An Analysis of Library Patron Compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines in an Academic Library
  • Recognizing Professional Service in an Academic Setting: The Distinguished Service Academy
  • And much more!
This digital issue is searchable, includes live links, and can be downloaded if you choose. We're excited for you to read it!

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District 2 Fall Meeting

The 2021 District 2 Fall Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28. It will be on the campus of West Texas A&M University. District meetings provide regional settings for presenting…

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