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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: December Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Lisa Hernandez, Alternative High School Librarian, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Elvis J. Ballew College, Career & Technology Academy What inspired you to become a librarian? My husband Smiley inspired me to become a school librarian. During my four years as a teacher, Smiley and I started our family. After having two children (ages sixteen months and […]

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2020 Texas Topaz Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The world of nonfiction is our world. Unlike fictional books which may transport us to imagined realms or take us far into the future, nonfiction books seek to bring clarity and share knowledge about the world we live in – its past, its present, its people and the struggles and triumphs they experience. In nonfiction, […]

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