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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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Libraries Transform Texas Podcast Premieres

TLA News

TLA is delighted to announce the debut of the Libraries Transform Texas Podcast. This monthly podcast is a production of the Texas Library Association Public Relations and Marketing Committee. It is designed to showcase the amazing work of Texas librarians and the influence of Texas libraries. Listen to it here: https://anchor.fm/texas-library-association The podcast team is: Rachel […]

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Ana Frade International Services Engagement and Outreach Coordinator  Houston Public Library   What inspired you to become a librarian? Libraries have always been a source of fascination for me. I am an avid reader: Reading has been an essential part of my personal growth and has accompanied me through different stages of my life. I believe in the power of reading and education to open […]

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Election Information You Need

TLA News

Librarians, The Texas Library Association encourages you to share this information from The League of Women Voters with your library patrons, students and community. Register to vote and check your voter registration status at Vote411.org. Online Voters Guide The Voters Guide is available online at Vote411.org. Voters can enter their address and zip code to view […]

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TLA 2021 Will Be Virtual

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

To our TLA library community, The Texas Library Association Executive Board has made the proactive decision that the TLA 2021 Annual Conference (originally scheduled for April 20-23 in San Antonio) will be a fully virtual event held April 22 – 24. We know librarians love seeing each other in person; and we know that you, […]

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Between the Lines: September Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Danielle’ McGhee Director of Library and Media Services, University Archivist Downs-Jones Library, Huston-Tillotson University What inspired you to become a librarian? The root: I’m from Round Rock, TX and I have very fond memories of my library experiences as a child from my school library to the public library. I grew up visiting Round Rock […]

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Disaster Preparedness

TLA Membership, TLA News

To all our librarians in the area threatened by Hurricane Laura, please know that our thoughts are with you. If you are needing any information about disaster preparedness, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission shared many good resources in their Hurricane/Tropical Storm Emergency Management page. In addition, the American Library Association lists many resources […]

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