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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

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

TLA News

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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