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TLA Statement on Executive Order to Open Texas in Phases

TLA News

Texas libraries are community centers, offering critical services to hundreds of people a day, many from high-risk backgrounds such as seniors, and families with children. Protecting the health and safety of library employees, and the people they serve is the priority of all library leaders across the state. The Texas Library Association supports our members […]

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Texas Library Association Launches First-Ever TLA Virtual Conference

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

TLA 2020 Virtual combines speakers, live chat and exhibitor info for successful online event TLA launched its inaugural virtual conference on April 21, 2020 with a stunning and heartfelt live presentation by renowned young adult (YA) author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds. More than 1,500 people from across Texas and the […]

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Between the Lines: April Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Dennis Quinn Director of Library Services Cozby Library and Community Commons (City of Coppell, TX)     What inspired you to become a librarian? Seeing the library as a playground for the mind, and a hub of connection, and the great things that can come from both. I don’t think I fully realized that until […]

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Texas Library Association Elects New Executive Board

TLA News

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, as well as individuals elected to positions in several units which participated in the online election. TLA’s new President-Elect is Daniel Burgard. He is […]

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TLA Staff Working Remotely

TLA News

Dear Texas Library Association friends, We know this is a stressful time for everyone and like many of you, we are making some changes to our daily operations in order to protect our staff, TLA members and others we do business with, and to do our part to help lessen the chances of the community […]

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TLA Recommends Closure of Texas Libraries

TLA News

We commend the libraries, schools, colleges and universities, and local officials and administrators who have made the very hard decision to close their doors to the public. The Texas Library Association (TLA), as the advocate for Texas libraries, recommends that libraries in Texas suspend public operations based on national guidelines issued by President Trump, and […]

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TLA 2020 Houston: Registration Options

TLA News

First of all, the TLA staff would like to express our gratitude for all the heartfelt messages of support we have received in the wake of the decision to cancel the TLA 2020 Houston in-person conference because of the COVID-19 epidemic. The TLA Annual Conference represents 80 percent of our organization’s annual revenue, and the […]

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TLA 2020 in Houston Canceled

TLA News

Due to the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic, and the disaster declaration in Harris County, we are unable to perform to the high standards expected for a TLA event. Therefore, with a heavy heart, the TLA Executive Board made the difficult decision today to transition to a streamlined, virtual event and cancel […]

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