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Lifetime Achievement

Honoring a long-time TLA member who had an exemplary career in librarianship.

The Texas Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a librarian who has been a long standing member of TLA. The award recognizes an exemplary career in librarianship, an extended record of services, active participation in professional organizations, and creative leadership and service to the library profession.

Application deadline has passed.

Congratulations to Mary Jo Humphreys, the winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award!  

Mary Jo is an outstanding library professional who exemplifies initiative, innovation, enthusiasm, continuous improvement, and creativity. She has used these qualities to serve TLA in a variety of leadership roles. She believes that libraries should foster the principles of equity, equality, and inclusion in their materials and in their operations. She is and has been a mentor for many Texas librarians. TLA is grateful for her hard work, innovation and dedication.


Any TLA member may nominate a deserving librarian for consideration. Nominations open September 15 and close Feb. 10.

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Once the nomination is submitted, you will receive a password that allows you to add to, or edit your nomination materials. You will also receive a separate password to provide to people submitting any letters of reference.

Contact Christy Reynolds at TLA if you have any questions or need assistance.

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