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Advocacy

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.

Priorities

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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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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TLA 2021 Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to all of the 2021 TLA Award winners! We are grateful for your service and hard work, especially during this tumultuous and difficult year. Lifetime Achievement Award: Sharon Amastae Sharon Amastae, retired librarian, library advocate and former president of the Texas Library Association, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from TLA. Amastae served […]

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