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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) 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

4) 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

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Yolanda Botello, director of library services, Mansfield Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? Becoming a librarian was not my lifelong dream, but I am glad my life led me here. Growing up, when I was asked what I wanted to be when I got older, my answer was always “a teacher.” I […]

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From Reference Desk to City Council Dais

Advocacy, TLA News

By Christine Sederquist, Leander City Council, Place 4, Leander, Texas Curling up in a favorite chair with a great book and a cup of coffee with the muffled sounds of doves cooing just outside the window: it’s Heaven, right?  I’m willing to bet everyone reading this agrees. That dream plays a large part in how […]

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