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Libraries Transform Texas Week October 7 – 11
“Libraries transform Texas because they transform our people.” – Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate the numerous ways libraries transform Texas! During the week of October 7 – 11 all libraries are invited to share how they transform their communities through innovative spaces, programs, education, technology, events, and […]Read More
2019 TLA Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2019 TLA Award winners! These librarians represent excellence in librarianship and were honored for their contributions to the library profession. 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 […]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
2019 Lariat Reading List Announced
The Texas Library Association’s annual Lariat Reading List calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. Since 2009 the goal of the Lariat Reading List has been to highlight outstanding fiction that is simply “a pleasure to read.” The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the […]Read More
Chips and Queso. Bert and Ernie. Teachers and librarians.
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 […]Read More
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