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The Texas Library Association, an educational 501(c)3 non-profit, actively supports library interests by advocating for policies and funding that support libraries, librarians, and educational initiatives.

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Empowering Texas libraries to build essential community infrastructure by focusing on access, economic development and education.

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Advocating for library funding at the state and federal level.

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Texas Legislative Session

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87th Texas Legislature Opens

Advocacy, TLA News

It promises to be a memorable session, as the Legislature grapples with how to meet during a pandemic and tackles redistricting in addition to the budget and other issues. On January 11, the Texas Comptroller released the biennial revenue estimate which sets the amount that can be spent in the new biennial budget, and the […]

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Between the Lines: January Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Mary Seaman, Director Bertam Public Library   What inspired you to become a librarian? I became a librarian mainly because I love books, but I became a director because of the community. I realized that I loved being able to share a passion of mine with others. There is something so great about a patron coming […]

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