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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: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Paul Sharpe Dean of Libraries The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) University Libraries What inspired you to become a librarian? A desire to help people, coupled with an overwhelming desire to organize the world. What is an innovative practice at your library that you’d like to share with others? I’m proud of what […]

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2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Released

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List was announced at the online Texas Book Festival on Monday, November 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the list was announced virtually. As is tradition, students in grades 3 – 6 from across Texas revealed the books on the list. View the complete […]

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