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2019 TLA Award Winners
Kashmere Neighborhood Library received the 2019 Texas Library Association Libraries Change Communities Award. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood library (Houston, TX) became a temporary sanctuary for people in the community, providing shelter and safety from the rising flood waters. Working with the Houston Health Department, the library was able to […]Read More
TLA 2019 Office Hours
The TLA office staff will be offsite from April 15 – April 19 for the TLA Annual Conference. If you need immediate assistance, please call the conference phone number, 512-404-4600. Please note, emails and voicemails will not be immediately answered during this time. The TLA office will also be closed April 22-23. Normal office hours […]Read More
TLA 2019 Online Registration Deadline Extended
The deadline for the following events has been extended to 11:59pm on Thursday, April 4: Tech Camp preconference; Use Your Library Voice: Personalizing Advocacy preconference; Opening Author Session Lunch; Black Caucus Author Session Brunch; Director’s Symposium Breakfast; Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session Lunch; Reception with the Authors; Evening with the Authors; and Closing Author Session. […]Read More
Library-Related Bills Begin to Move
The March 8 bill filing deadline has passed, and members of the Legislature are turning their attention to moving their bills. It’s a long, convoluted process, with many obstacles along the way. And just when you experience success, that joy is tempered by the realization that you have to go through everything again when the […]Read More
Federal Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020
On March 11, the White House released its budget proposal for FY2020. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy […]Read More
TLA 2019 Speaker Announcements
TLA is excited to announce that Sylvia Acevedo is our General Session I speaker on Tuesday, April 16, 8:15-9:45am. Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and, currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the […]Read More
And the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is..
The votes are in and Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 2017) is the winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award! This inspiring book tells the true story of Reckless, a brave little […]Read More
Update: Texas Legislative Session
We are a little over one month into the 86th Texas Legislative Session and the pace is starting to pick up. Legislators have until Friday, March 8 to file bills and joint resolutions. To date, 3,045 House and Senate bills and resolutions have been filed. Governor Abbott gave his State of the State address in […]Read More
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