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LIFTA Stipend

This stipend to attend the TLA Annual Conference is open to trustees, friends, lay advocates and volunteers.


The Library Friends, Trustees, and Advocates Round Table (LiFTA) is pleased to offer a stipend of $600 to attend the 2024 Annual Conference of the Texas Library Association on April 16-19, 2024 in San Antonio.  Please consider the following information and submit your application! Deadline is March 1, 2024.

Questions?  Contact 2023/24 LiFTA Chair, Denise Wallace

Stipend Requirements

  • For Trustees, Friends, Lay Advocates, Volunteers (not for paid librarians or library workers)
  • Texas resident and TLA member (further details below)
  • First time attendees given priority
  • Must register for and attend the LiFTA Opening Author Luncheon at Annual Conference
  • Must attend LiFTA’s Annual Conference Business Meeting
  • Attend, as able, the Conference Opening Session (not required). 
  • Join the LiFTA Round Table unit with your TLA membership
  • Serve on the LiFTA Conference Stipend selection committee the following year 

Money can be applied toward


  • September, 2023 through February 29, 2024:  Stipend publicized and application open
  • March 1, 2023:  Applications due
  • March 15, 2023:  Stipend recipient announced
  • March 18, 2023:  All other applicants notified
  • April 16-19, 2023:  TLA Annual Conference
  • TBD – Attend the follow-up LiFTA Business Meeting (usually scheduled 30-60 days after the Annual Conference). During this meeting, present a written or oral report about your conference experience. 


Recipient will receive reimbursement for conference expenses, after conference is over.