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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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Now We Need to Promote Libraries More than Ever

Advocacy

By Brooke King Librarian at Atascocita Middle School, Humble ISD TASL Legislative & Advocacy Committee Chair This post originally appeared on the Aug. 18 TxASL Talks blog. The “Let’s Promote Libraries!” social media campaign is more important than ever this year as we show how librarians support learning no matter what the school environment looks […]

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TLA Talks Recorded: Wisdom in the Time of COVID-19

TLA News

Missed one of our TLA Talks? Don’t worry, we’ve got it all recorded for you. Whether you are just catching up on the most recent one, or are listening in for the first time, you’ll discover that a host of useful information about libraries in this time of COVID-19 is available through our recorded TLA […]

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Between the Lines: August Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

We are delighted to have a husband-and-wife librarian couple, Carrye and Jake Syma, as our first joint TLA Member Spotlight. Carrye Syma, Associate Librarian and Assistant Academic Dean of Libraries, Texas Tech University Libraries Jake Syma, Associate Librarian for Rawls College of Business & Department of Economics, Texas Tech University Libraries   What inspired you […]

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August 4 Summer of Learning Live Event Brings Successful Series to a Close

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The last live date of the TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning closed this series on a high note, with appearances from authors Tami Charles, Brian Jay Jones, Marie Lu and Diane Cardwell, as well as the presentation of the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Thanks to the volunteers, speakers, organizers and participants, Summer of Learning […]

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