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The Living Library – A Libraries Transform Texas Story

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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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A Librarian’s Story – Libraries Transform Texas Week

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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! I was 8 years old the first time I went to the library. I couldn’t believe there were so many books in one place and that […]

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$7.2 Billion Federal Emergency Connectivity Fund Accepting Applications

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 includes $7.17 billion for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program. The ECF will provide funding for public and tribal libraries and K12 schools to purchase connected devices and broadband internet connections for use off of library and school grounds by library patrons, students, and teachers and staff […]

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On the Road to Recovery and Reconnection

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By Dan Burgard TLA President 2021-2022 As I write this column, Texas and other states are taking the first steps to completely lifting COVID-19-related restrictions for vaccinated individuals and we seem to be headed towards the real possibility of recovering a bit of normalcy and reconnecting with our colleagues and communities. We have undoubtedly been […]

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Texas Library Association Elects 2021-2022 Executive Board

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Congratulations to the winners of our recent election and thank you to all of the candidates. The Texas Library Association is delighted to announce the new members of our executive board. TLA’s new executive board members, including incoming President Dan Burgard, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Scholarly Information Management at the University of North […]

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Disaster Preparedness

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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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11 Days and Counting!

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With just 11 days remaining in the 86th Texas Legislative Session, and deadlines looming in the House, it is crunch time for many bills. Saturday, May 18 is the last day for house committees to report senate bills and senate joint resolutions in order for them to have any chance of being placed on a […]

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TLA: It’s Not Just for Texans

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Stacey B. Rattner is a School Librarian at Castleton Elementary School in Castleton, New York. Stacey has been an active member of TLA since 2017. In this short interview, she describes why she enjoys her TLA membership and why it’s beneficial for out-of-state librarians to join TLA. Being that you are currently in New York, […]

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