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HB 4181: An Assault on the Public’s Right to Know

Advocacy, TLA News

Is the Legislature trying to hide something? Last minute amendments to HB 4181 by Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) would make sweeping changes to how official records of the Texas Legislature are handled and make many more records off-limits to the public. With no public hearing or testimony, HB 4181 was set for a floor […]

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Thank you for attending TLA 2019

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Thank you for attending TLA 2019! Another successful conference is in the books, thanks to you! Attendees, volunteers, authors, exhibitors, and so many more helped make TLA 2019 one of the best conferences yet. Survey If you attended the conference, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help us improve for […]

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2019 TLA Award Winners

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News, Uncategorized

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 […]

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TLA 2019 Online Registration Deadline Extended

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The deadline for the following events has been extended to 11:59pm on Thursday, April 4: Tech Camp preconference; Use Your Library Voice: Personalizing Advocacy preconference; Opening Author Session Lunch; Black Caucus Author Session Brunch; Director’s Symposium Breakfast; Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session Lunch; Reception with the Authors; Evening with the Authors; and Closing Author Session. […]

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Library-Related Bills Begin to Move

Advocacy, TLA News

The March 8 bill filing deadline has passed, and members of the Legislature are turning their attention to moving their bills. It’s a long, convoluted process, with many obstacles along the way. And just when you experience success, that joy is tempered by the realization that you have to go through everything again when the […]

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Federal Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020

TLA News, Uncategorized

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 […]

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TLA 2019 Speaker Announcements

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

TLA is excited to announce that Sylvia Acevedo is our General Session I speaker on Tuesday, April 16, 8:15-9:45am. Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and, currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the […]

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And the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is..

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The votes are in and Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 2017) is the winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award! This inspiring book tells the true story of Reckless, a brave little […]

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