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Sylvia Acevedo Announced as General Session I Speaker Tuesday, April 16, 8:15-9:45am

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Meg Medina Announced as Closing Author Session Speaker Thursday, April 18, 11:45am - 1:15pm

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Purchase Tickets by March 31 March 31 is the last day to purchase tickets for TLA 2019 ticketed events

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Scott Pelley Announced as General Session II Speaker Thursday, April 18, 8-9am

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Library-Related Bills Begin to Move

Advocacy, TLA News

The March 8 bill filing deadline has passed, and members of the Legislature are turning their attention to moving their bills. It’s a long, convoluted process, with many obstacles along the way. And just when you experience success, that joy is tempered by the realization that you have to go through everything again when the […]

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Federal Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020

TLA News, Uncategorized

On March 11, the White House released its budget proposal for FY2020. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy […]

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TLA 2019 Speaker Announcements

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

TLA is excited to announce that Sylvia Acevedo is our General Session I speaker on Tuesday, April 16, 8:15-9:45am. Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and, currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the […]

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And the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is..

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The votes are in and Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 2017) is the winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award! This inspiring book tells the true story of Reckless, a brave little […]

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TASL Lunch & Learn: Tech Integrated Book Clubs

Marry love of literature with higher-level learning which incorporates technology. Learn structures and strategies on how to successfully start and run book clubs. See how book clubs allow students to…

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