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November Staff Spotlight – Catherine Lapoint

TLA Staff Spotlight

In our new TLA Staff Spotlight series, you will meet a member of our team each month.  It’s part of our effort to make sure you know who the TLA staff is, so you’re more familiar with us when you need to contact us. We love to hear from members! Name: Catherine Lapoint Position: Administrative […]

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Campaign to Support Diverse Books Is a Viral Sensation

TLA News

By Michele Chan Santos For the Texas Library Association A social media campaign emphasizing support for diverse books and student access to books, launched by a group of Texas Library Association member librarians, was an astounding success, generating more than 13,000 tweets on Twitter with the hashtag #FReadom on Thursday, November 4. Nationally, it trended […]

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Between the Lines: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Michael Hardrick Director Forest Hill Public Library District What inspired you to become a librarian? I was tossed into the position by the universe LOL…. I became a page in 2003 and it was only supposed to be temporary since I had signed up for the Navy, but destiny had different plans, and I started […]

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The Freedom to Read is a Right and Must be Protected

Advocacy, TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) holds that the freedom to read is a human right, protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. TLA believes that individuals have the right to free inquiry and the equally important right to form their own opinions. Freedom in selecting materials is a necessary safeguard to the […]

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2022-2023 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Released

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2022-2023 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List was announced virtually at the Texas Book Festival on Sunday, October 24. As is tradition, students in grades 3 – 6 from across Texas revealed the books on the list. You can watch their announcement here. The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is one […]

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October Staff Spotlight: Nicole Basso

TLA Staff Spotlight

In our new TLA Staff Spotlight series, you will meet a member of our team each month.  It’s part of our effort to make sure you know who the TLA staff is, so you’re more familiar with us when you need to contact us. We love to hear from members! Name: Nicole Basso Position: Information […]

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Maggie Hernandez School Librarian Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio What inspired you to become a librarian? Reflecting on my more than 30 years working in many capacities as a professional librarian with an MLIS in Academic Librarianship and as a Texas Certified School Librarian, as well as a Certified Educator by several Edtech […]

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The Living Library – A Libraries Transform Texas Story

TLA Membership

This week (October 4 – 8) is Libraries Transform Texas Week and we are celebrating librarians’ stories and how they are transforming lives and their communities.  Share your story! Growing up, I viewed the school or public library as a refuge and a place to get lost for hours as I immersed myself in other […]

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