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Maximize Your Membership

Welcome to TLA – we’re glad you joined! We want to help you make the most of your membership year with these four steps:

1) See the big picture with TLA 101 Guide and TLA Group Overview.

2) Log on and explore. Utilize the Members Only section to see who else is involved in your District, Division and Round Tables. Send a message to the Chair or other members in the group.  Here’s a step-by-step guide for finding TLA officers.

3) Stay up-to-date on the latest TLA news by following us on social media: on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

4) Get involved! Our members are active in so many ways– the opportunities are endless! Complete this online form and let us know what interests you.  You can:

  • Serve in a leadership role
  • Run for office
  • Help with PR activities
  • Be a presenter for a webinar or conference session
  • Write an article for the TLA Journal or news piece
  • Help with planning a virtual or in-person meet up
  • Help advocate – attend a legislative hearing to share your insights
  • Help with outreach activities

5) Stay active year round

January April

  • Vote for future leaders of TLA (you must be a member by 1/31 to be eligible).
  • Attend TLA Annual Conference
  • Reach out to your colleagues in your district, division and round tables.

May – July

September – December

Latest News
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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Betsy Mangalath School Library Media Specialist North Mesquite High School, Mesquite What inspired you to become a librarian? While working as a classroom teacher, I partnered closely with the school’s librarian, Brenda Allen. She did such an amazing job making the library a welcoming center for students and faculty alike, and her impact on the […]

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TLA 2021 Upstart Award and Branding Iron Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Upstart Awards and Branding Iron Awards for your excellent work! Demco Upstart Innovative Programming Award: Cozby Library & Community Commons The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Demco/Upstart Innovative Programming Award in the public libraries category is Cozby Library and Community […]

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