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July Summer of Learning Event Focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning live event on July 7 began with a heartfelt and honest opening address by Charlotte Moore, Executive Director of the Black Bodies Project. “I want you to listen with your heart,” she told virtual attendees in her live address. Moore is a print and television news journalist, filmmaker, […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Elizabeth Hollenbeck Librarian III-Outreach and Instruction South Texas College Library in McAllen, Texas   What inspired you to become a librarian? In my past career, I was relatively successful but I didn’t feel that passion. I was stuck in that proverbial rut. What I really wanted to do was make a larger impact on society, […]

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Between the Lines: June Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Esmeralda Majors Librarian and Media Specialist Creighton Elementary, Conroe ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I’ve always been a bookworm, but I was inspired to become a librarian after teaching bilingual 4th grade for several years. There was so much testing involved that many of my students thought reading was something you […]

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Free program helps parents and caregivers of young children

TLA News

Bright by Text Delivers Developmental Games and Tips Right to Parents’ Cell Phones for Free Texas PBS and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services  has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to Texas communities! The program offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to 5 right […]

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TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning Launched Successfully on June 2

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The Texas Library Association launched its first-ever Summer of Learning – an extension of the TLA 2020 Virtual Conference – with a live keynote speech from renowned young adult fiction novelist Neal Shusterman. Authors Marisa de los Santos, S.C. “Sam” Gwynne and Ally Carter were also featured at the day-long virtual event which also included […]

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TLA Condemns Racism and Violence

TLA News

As people around the world march to honor the life of a fellow Texan, George Floyd, and protest his death, as well as the violent and senseless deaths of countless Black people, our community mourns and our hearts are broken. We stand in solidarity with Black people and all people of color from across the […]

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TLA 2020 Award Winners Announced

TLA News

Congratulations to all of the 2020 TLA Award winners! We are grateful for your service and hard work. Lifetime Achievement Award: Cindy Buchanan Cindy Buchanan, the Program Director for Library Services at Aldine Independent School District (Aldine ISD) was recognized with the Texas Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Under her leadership, the Aldine ISD library […]

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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

John D. Hayden Library Director, Bonham Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? My grandmother inspired me to become a librarian. She was a public and church librarian and was the one who would take me to storytime. I always remember the bookshelf she had at her house and every time I would […]

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