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Between the Lines: June Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant Texas State Library and Archives Commission   What inspired you to become a librarian? I had been working for several years as a middle school math teacher, and after a couple of years, I noticed that reading comprehension was an area that many of my students were struggling in. […]

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TALL Texans Class of 2021 Announced

TLA News

Congratulations to the TALL Texans Class of 2021! Members of the TALL Texans Leadership Development Class of 2021 were selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders to study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, persuasion, coaching, ethics, and more. TALL Texans will be held in person from November 14-18, 2021, at Montserrat Retreat Center, […]

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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Betsy Mangalath School Library Media Specialist North Mesquite High School, Mesquite What inspired you to become a librarian? While working as a classroom teacher, I partnered closely with the school’s librarian, Brenda Allen. She did such an amazing job making the library a welcoming center for students and faculty alike, and her impact on the […]

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TLA 2021 Upstart Award and Branding Iron Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Upstart Awards and Branding Iron Awards for your excellent work! Demco Upstart Innovative Programming Award: Cozby Library & Community Commons The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Demco/Upstart Innovative Programming Award in the public libraries category is Cozby Library and Community […]

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TLA 2021 Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to all of the 2021 TLA Award winners! We are grateful for your service and hard work, especially during this tumultuous and difficult year. Lifetime Achievement Award: Sharon Amastae Sharon Amastae, retired librarian, library advocate and former president of the Texas Library Association, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from TLA. Amastae served […]

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Between the Lines: April Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Travis Ford Holder Research & Instruction Librarian Texas Medical Center Library, Houston What inspired you to become a librarian? When I studied art history, I went to a school where the library did not allow students to take items out of the building. The collection included architectural blueprints and artist editions that were irreplaceable.  At […]

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Texas Library Association Elects 2021-2022 Executive Board

TLA Membership, 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. 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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Between the Lines: March Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Maggie Bootman Library Director, Mitchell County Public Library Colorado City, Texas What inspired you to become a librarian? I have always had a desire to help people. I knew I wanted to be a teacher in the second grade. After a few years in college, I decided being a teacher wasn’t my career path, and […]

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