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District 8

District 8 makes funding available to district members for participation in activities such as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute, National Legislative Day or other activities. The purpose of funding is to encourage participation in TLA,  the TLA Annual Conference, and other District 8 activities.

Requirements

  • Be a current TLA and District 8 member;
  • Complete the application;
  • Attend the District 8 meeting at the TLA Annual Conference;
  • Volunteer 2-4 hours at the District 8 Fall conference; and
  • Within 30 days after the TLA Annual Conference, submit a brief report on the top three most valuable sessions, and how you will apply your new knowledge to your library.

Criteria

  • Applicant demonstrates interest in professional development.
  • Applicant shows a commitment to libraries and their missions.
  • Applicant has good written communication skills and expresses herself/himself well.
  • Applicant will continue with TLA involvement following TLA Annual Conference by volunteering at the District 8 fall conference.

Timeline

Funding applications will be accepted anytime during the year. However, applicants should submit paperwork at least four weeks in advance of the event to allow for review and action by District Executive Committee (Officers and Councilors).

Applications for Annual Conference are due by March 15.

Awardees will be notified by March 22.

Funds

While every effort will be made to provide recipients with the amounts requested, the District reserves the right to provide partial funding based on the number of applicants for a particular program, event, experience, and/or on budgetary limitations.

Upon notification of award, recipients will contact Sherra Bowers at TLA to arrange fund disbursement.

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