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Executive Board Applications

The TLA Nominating Committee is seeking online applications for the 2025 Executive Board election. Review the Candidate Selection Criteria.  You may apply by completing the brief form below.

All applications must be submitted by July 24.

For the 2025 TLA Executive Board election cycle the Nominating Committee will recommend a slate of four (4) candidates (two for each open position) to the current Executive Board to stand for election by the membership in 2025:

Candidacy is open to any TLA member in good standing (current 2024 membership) who resides in Texas.

TLA encourages our volunteers to grow in their leadership rolls. Please discuss your interest in applying with other officers  and be mindful of any existing officer or committee membership terms, and commitments to TLA units or standing committees before applying.

The Texas Library Association is governed by a 10-member Executive Board which includes the president, president-elect, past-president, treasurer, ALA councilor, and five representatives-at-large. The executive director serves as secretary and is an ex-officio member of the board.  The Executive Board recommends matters of policy and budget to Council, and  members are elected annually by TLA membership.

The Executive Board meets quarterly. In-person meetings are in April at the TLA Annual Conference,  in July at the Officer Governance Training & Workshop, and in October.  A virtual meeting is held in January, and other virtual meetings may be called as needed.  Executive Board members are responsible for their  travel and registration to the Annual Conference and Officer Training Workshop. Dates are subject to change. Travel stipends are available as needed for the October meeting.

Questions?  Contact TLA Executive Director Shirley Robinson, or Nominating Committee Chair Mary Woodard.

Executive Board Application

To apply please complete this form.

Indicate if you are from an academic, school, public, or special library.
Position Applying For
Please list all of your current TLA volunteer commitments (committee membership, unit officer, etc). Include the position and term.
Share any previous board or volunteer leadership experience and the type of organization you served.
Board representation at TLA events and activities is important. In addition to the required quarterly board meetings, will you be able to prioritize attending other in-person or virtual TLA meetings throughout your term?
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    June                Online nomination form open

    July 24            Nomination deadline, online form closes

    August            Nominating Committee reviews submissions

    September     Committee interviews candidates, final candidate slate approved by Executive Board

    November     Candidate information posted on TLA website

    January         Election ballot opens

    February        Election ballot closes

    April             New Executive Board members’ terms begins last day of the TLA 2025 Annual Conference

    Nominating Committee