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Texas Library Champions

Nominations are open

We’re looking for champions of the Texas library community – individuals and organizations whose influence has changed the landscape of Texas libraries today and for years to come.

  • TLA seeks to identify a diverse selection of individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact on libraries and librarianship in Texas through their community involvement, advocacy and service.
  • The individuals and organizations selected will be added to the list of  Texas Library Champions that was compiled in 2002 in commemoration of TLA’s 100th anniversary celebration.
  • As part of the Texas library community, we seek your input – please nominate the people and organizations that you know and would like to recognize. Please verify that the person you are nominating is not already on the 2002 Texas Library Champions list.

The new champions will be recognized at the TLA 2024 Annual Conference in San Antonio.

  • Nominations are open!
  • Deadline to submit has been extended to August 15.

Here are some definitions to keep in mind when filling out the nomination form.
Individual: a librarian or layperson, living or deceased, who has contributed to libraries or the library community through service and advocacy, and/or who has demonstrated exceptional library leadership in an innovative manner.

Organization: an organization whose primary contribution to libraries is other than financial.

Retired: Nominated librarians must be retired from active (full-time) professional service (employment) to be considered. It is not necessary for layperson nominees to be retired.

Texas Library Champions FAQ

Other questions? Please contact Christy Reynolds at TLA.

Preview the individual nomination form
Preview the organization nomination form