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Outstanding Services to Libraries

Honoring an individual or organization for outstanding lay advocacy.

The Texas Library Association Outstanding Services to Libraries Award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding advocacy and support for libraries. The award recognizes advancement of library services, development and promotion of sound library policies and standards, successful advocacy to the community, significant contribution to the promotion of library legislation, and active participation in TLA.

Bea Saba, Library Director of the Bryan + College Station Public Library System, was recognized with the Outstanding Services to Libraries Award at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference in Austin.

Bea proved herself an exceptional leader to her library system during the pandemic. She was instrumental in creating COVID-19 protocols and processes that provided stellar service to the community. She created service offerings through grants to meet community needs for school districts through services such as, Kanopy streaming, and more. . Bea ensured that every facet of her community received the services they needed during this difficult time. In addition, Bea has taken on leadership roles in TLA such as chair-elect of the Black Caucus Round Table and spearheading the newly created Ashley Bryan Award.

Any TLA member may nominate a deserving individual or organization for consideration. Nominations open September 15 and close Feb. 10, 2023.

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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.

Past Recipients

Outstanding Services to Libraries Award




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