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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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Federal Issues

Advocating for library funding at the state and federal level.

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Texas Legislative Session

Information and resources related to the current Legislative Session.

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Resources

Advocacy tool kits, TLA resolutions and position statements, helpful links and more.

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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Betsy Mangalath School Library Media Specialist North Mesquite High School, Mesquite What inspired you to become a librarian? While working as a classroom teacher, I partnered closely with the school’s librarian, Brenda Allen. She did such an amazing job making the library a welcoming center for students and faculty alike, and her impact on the […]

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TLA 2021 Upstart Award and Branding Iron Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Upstart Awards and Branding Iron Awards for your excellent work! Demco Upstart Innovative Programming Award: Cozby Library & Community Commons The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Demco/Upstart Innovative Programming Award in the public libraries category is Cozby Library and Community […]

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