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Presentation Opportunities at TLA2019

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While  the TLA2019  education program of more than 300 education sessions, is final, there are still many opportunities to share your knowledge and passion with the more than 7,000 attendees expected at TLA2019! Battledecks! In this competition, brave souls stand before an audience and present timed talks on a set of never-before-seen slides. Contestants are […]

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Chips and Queso. Bert and Ernie. Teachers and librarians.

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Some things are just better together.  Do you know a classroom teacher who would enjoy the TLA Annual Conference? Our annual conference – made up of books, authors, technology integration, makerspaces, curriculum connections, and supportive librarians – may very well be the stuff of teachers’ dreams. They would unquestionably have to experience it to believe […]

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Welcome to the new txla.org!

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Welcome to the new txla.org! We are excited to launch phase one of a new and improved website. This site is fully responsive to work on mobile phones and tablets, and information is organized to help visitors find what they are looking for quickly. This is the first step in a multi-phased project to re-design […]

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Texas Bluebonnet Master List Announced

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Students from central Texas announced the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 27. The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is one of the most prestigious children’s literature lists in the country. Students, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and authors eagerly await the yearly […]

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TLA2019 Registration Now Open

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Registration for the 2019 TLA Annual Conference in Austin is open. Join thousands of your colleagues from all library types for learning, networking and inspiration. Explore a vast exhibit hall, brainstorm with future-ready leaders, and meet your favorite authors. With more than 300 speakers, 400+ exhibiting companies and four days of robust programming, you’ll forge […]

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Award Nominations Open

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Nominate deserving candidates today! Who do you know that is setting a standard that others are following? Each year, TLA honors individuals, libraries, and projects with the TLA Awards; and the association depends on its membership to identify worthy candidates. Chances are you have someone in your library system or in your life that you […]

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Sunset Staff Recommends TLSAC Reauthorization

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The Sunset Commission staff issued its report on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Staff Report lists four primary issues, including finding that the State has a continuing need for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and recommending its continuance for another 12 years, and recommends no organizational changes. Other findings relate long-term planning […]

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