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11 Days and Counting!

Advocacy, TLA Membership

With just 11 days remaining in the 86th Texas Legislative Session, and deadlines looming in the House, it is crunch time for many bills. Saturday, May 18 is the last day for house committees to report senate bills and senate joint resolutions in order for them to have any chance of being placed on a […]

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UNT Student Shares Insight & Lessons Learned from her First TLA Conference

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The wonder of TLA was phenomenal and completely changed my perception of possible professional career options. As a distant learning student, I felt that there seemed to be difficulty truly connecting with members of my cohort. I am a school librarian and was under the incorrect notion that I was limited to remaining at the […]

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TALL Texans Class of 2019

TLA News

The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute Class of 2019. These individuals were selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders to study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, persuasion, coaching, ethics, personal career planning, and more. Nationally-known leadership experts Maureen Sullivan and Jack Siggins will lead the […]

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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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