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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.

Congratulations to Cindy Buchanan, the winner of the 2020 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award! Cindy is the Program Director for Library Services at Aldine Independent School District (Aldine ISD). 

Any TLA member may nominate a deserving librarian for consideration. Nominations open September 15 and close February 5. All nominations must be submitted through the online form.

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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 Kelly Dibbens at TLA if you have any questions or need assistance.

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