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86th Texas Legislative Session Begins

Advocacy, TLA News

Members of the Texas Legislature have returned to Austin the 86th Legislative Session. Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) was elected Speaker of the House on January 9, and Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick were sworn into office on Tuesday, January 15. Comptroller Glenn Hegar provided the revenue estimate for the 2020-2021 biennium. Legislators […]

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2019 Lariat Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists, Uncategorized

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 […]

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2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List. With more than 140 titles, the list includes nonfiction gems for children and adults. It is intended for recreational reading and is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Due to the diversity in […]

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2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS & Spirit of Texas Lists Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association’s Young Adult Round Table (YART) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated 2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS and Spirit of Texas Reading Lists are now available. Books are selected for the lists by public and school librarians who are members of YART. The Lone Star Reading List encourages students in grades 6 […]

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TLA: It’s Not Just for Texans

TLA Membership, TLA News

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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2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

A recommended reading list for children in grades K – 5, the 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List encourages recreational reading through a variety of current titles. The 52 books  were selected by public and school librarians who are members of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, which promotes services to children and […]

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Presentation Opportunities at TLA2019

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

While  the TLA2019  education program of more than 300 education sessions, is final, there are still many opportunities to share your knowledge and passion with the more than 7,000 attendees expected at TLA2019! Battledecks! In this competition, brave souls stand before an audience and present timed talks on a set of never-before-seen slides. Contestants are […]

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Chips and Queso. Bert and Ernie. Teachers and librarians.

TLA News, Uncategorized

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 […]

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