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With almost 6,000 members representing all types of libraries, the Texas Library Association is the largest state library association in the U.S. TLA was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas.

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Edward Smith, Abilene Library Consortium Director, Appointed to Gov. Broadband Council

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Edward Smith, director of the Abilene Library Consortium (ALC), and long-time Texas Library Association member (TLA), has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the newly formed Governor’s Broadband Development Council. “ We appreciate that the library community will have a seat at the table as the Council works to identify barriers to […]

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Between the Lines: January Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Kathy Jones Hoffman Former Executive Director (retired) Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center What inspired you to become a librarian? I started working in my neighborhood public library when I was a junior in high school. When I started college, I needed a part-time job, so I worked in the university […]

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