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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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Between the Lines: March Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Shannon Adams, Library Manager Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch, Dallas Public Library System   What inspired you to become a librarian? It was not a book that inspired me to become a librarian, but rather a series of events. One is the summer after I graduated from high school, I assisted with clearing inventory for a […]

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TLA 2020 Information on COVID-19

TLA News

The coronavirus outbreak is a constantly changing and evolving public health situation. Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Houston, the threat of COVID-19 to the general public remains low. TLA is continuously monitoring the situation and following the recommendations of […]

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Between the Lines: February Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Alison Poage Booher Library Director, Seminary of the Southwest What inspired you to become a librarian? When I was thirteen, I volunteered as a summer reading club “listener.” Meeting children who loved books made me feel right at home. This led me to employment in the library as a page and ultimately to librarianship as […]

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The 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is…

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

Thousands of children voted and the results are in: the winner of the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award is El Chupacabras, by Adam Rubin and Crash McCreery. This whimsical and comic tale, told in Spanish and English, relates the story of Hector and his daughter Carla, who own a goat farm and fall victim to the […]

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2020 2X2 Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

Drumroll please…the 2020 2X2 Reading List is here! These lovely, instructive and quite often laugh-out-loud volumes are the best of recent books meant for children aged two to grade two. Librarians serving on the Texas Library Association Children’s Round Table 2X2 Committee, read through a whopping 946 books before narrowing down the list to these […]

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