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Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor the TLA Annual Conference

Reach beyond your exhibit booth with marketing exposure that only a sponsorship will offer you.

TLA offers many sponsorship opportunities which include the TLA Annual Conference, Signature Leadership Events, and Membership Outreach.

In addition to event sponsorships, you are welcome to propose a unique grant or scholarship in your company’s name. TLA investment opportunities range from academic scholarships, conference travel stipends, and research grants, in areas such as legislative, leadership, and public relations.

TLA-wide recognition and benefits start at $2,500. This means that you will receive recognition at the event(s) you sponsor as well as TLA-wide at the total level you choose.

All Sponsors of the most recent past year have first choice for the upcoming year. To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Boyle.

Annual Conference Opportunities

The TLA Annual Conference is the event of the year. Each year, 6,000+ attendees and vendors are treated to national speakers, authors, continuing education, and more. TLA offers sponsors a wide range of opportunities to help support the mission and TLA members. Investments can be made to support smaller events, allowing you to focus your donation to a specific group. A list of events and descriptions is available here. To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Boyle.

TLA Membership Events Beyond TLA Annual Conference

Fall District Meetings 

Each fall, TLA Districts will hold a meeting for their members and their staff/guests in that specific district which focus on trends and relevant information to TLA members to obtain professional development and network with their peers in their region. Each gathering provides an opportunity for librarians and support staff to learn from trainers, authors, and one another on how to improve their services to their city, school, or university. This is a great way to target a specific geographical area of Texas. See details on geographic districts and dates below. TLA 2020 District Meetings are virtual-only.

Plan to register and pay here.  Select sponsor registration under the District of your choice or Tour of Texas for all 10 Districts. Contact Cindy Boyle for any questions you have.  Please note:  Tour of Texas is sold out.

Two types of sponsorship are available as follows:

$100 District Sponsorship – You can select one or multiple districts at $100 each.
Benefits per district:

  • Logo with live link on district website
  • Recognition on district promotional marketing
  • Logo displayed at district opening session
  • Verbal acknowledgement at district opening session
  • Member list of the district you choose

SOLD OUT! $1,500 Tour of Texas Sponsorship – Promote at all 10 Districts for maximum exposure.
Sponsor will receive all benefits above per district plus:

  • One promotional post on TLA social media channels
  • 10 District Member list with District # included
  • One minute prerecorded speaking opportunity at opening session at 10 district meetings

District 1: October 15
Major Cities: Abilene, San Angelo

District 6: October 17
Major City: El Paso
 District 2: September 29
Major City: Amarillo
 District 7: November 5
Major City: Fort Worth Area
 District 3: October 26
Major Cities: Austin, Waco,
College Station, San Marcos
 District 8: November 7
Major Cities: Houston, Galveston, Nacogdoches
 District 4: November 18
Major Cities: Brownsville,
Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley, Victoria
 District 9: October 29
Major Cities: Lubbock, Midland, Odessa
 District 5: October 12
Major Cities: Dallas, East Texas
 District 10: October 23
Major Cities: San Antonio, New Braunfels


Annual Assembly
Annual Assembly is a summer gathering of more than 300 TLA leaders and officers to plan and guide the work of the association. Stay tuned for details on 2021 Annual Assembly along with the many benefits as sponsor such as:

  • Logo on Assembly website & recognition in social media
  • Logo on email blast to TLA officers
  • Your banner ad with live link on Assembly schedule or similar page
  • Verbal recognition at officer training sessions
  • List of TLA officers/Assembly attendees

Contact Cindy Boyle to learn more about TLA Membership Events sponsorship.

Signature Leadership Events

TLA Leadership Events

TLA offers a choice of many Leadership Events to sponsor.  You can choose each or plan to be a Leadership Events Sponsor for all at $5,000.

Contact Cindy Boyle to learn more about TLA Leadership Events sponsorship.

This early career program focuses on developing the next generation of leaders by providing a foundational framework for leadership, management, and long-term career planning. Two virtual sessions of Launch are planned. You can sponsor one or both – Launch in Fall: October 23 to November 20 and Launch in Winter: January 29 to February 26

$1,500 – One Launch event; $2,500 – Two Launch events

  • Logo on event website
  • Recognition on promotional marketing
  • Logo displayed at each session
  • Verbal acknowledgement at each session
  • Graphic/ ad with link on main resource document
  • Attendee list
  • One minute prerecorded speaking opportunity at opening session

TALL Texans Institute
This dynamic program includes four days of virtual interactive education and networking that empowers library professionals to become innovative and successful leaders of change focused on community needs. Participants learn more about one’s individual leadership style and values, becoming an effective change agent and taking new initiative for their institutions, their profession, and their stakeholders. In addition, a corps of elite mentors are chosen from among experienced library leaders to provide mentoring.

Select from 2 Levels of Sponsorship:

At $750, sponsor benefits are:

  • Logo on event website
  • Recognition on promotional marketing
  • Logo displayed at each event session
  • Verbal acknowledgement at each event session

At $1,500, sponsor receives all above plus:

  • Opportunity to provide promotional information at event
  • 1 company representative to attend event
  • One minute prerecorded speaking opportunity at opening session

Executive Leadership Immersion
An intensive learning experience designed to challenge your perceptions about leadership, and encourage you to think and lead differently.  Stay tuned for details on the 2021 ELI event.