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November Staff Spotlight – Catherine Lapoint

TLA Staff Spotlight

In our new TLA Staff Spotlight series, you will meet a member of our team each month.  It’s part of our effort to make sure you know who the TLA staff is, so you’re more familiar with us when you need to contact us. We love to hear from members! Name: Catherine Lapoint Position: Administrative […]

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Campaign to Support Diverse Books Is a Viral Sensation

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By Michele Chan Santos For the Texas Library Association A social media campaign emphasizing support for diverse books and student access to books, launched by a group of Texas Library Association member librarians, was an astounding success, generating more than 13,000 tweets on Twitter with the hashtag #FReadom on Thursday, November 4. Nationally, it trended […]

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Between the Lines: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Michael Hardrick Director Forest Hill Public Library District What inspired you to become a librarian? I was tossed into the position by the universe LOL…. I became a page in 2003 and it was only supposed to be temporary since I had signed up for the Navy, but destiny had different plans, and I started […]

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The Freedom to Read is a Right and Must be Protected

Advocacy, TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) holds that the freedom to read is a human right, protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. TLA believes that individuals have the right to free inquiry and the equally important right to form their own opinions. Freedom in selecting materials is a necessary safeguard to the […]

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Texas Library Journal

In this Issue:  

We're delighted to share the Fall 2021 edition of the Texas Library Journal with you.
Inside, you'll find news about:
  • The Mobile Comunidad van in Jeff Davis County, which delivers food, books and more to rural families in scenic West Texas.
  • A program in Harris County that provides free broadband to thousands of K-12 students and their families, helping close the digital divide.
  • Facing materials challenges: the importance of policies in public and school libraries.
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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New Member Round Table Online Social

Everyone is welcome to join us for our 2nd NMRT Online Social! Are you new to the library profession, recently joined TLA or just would like to meet fellow librarians?…

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