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Statement on Texas Education Agency’s Model Policy Regarding School Library Content

On April 11, the Texas Education Agency issued a model local board policy in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s direction that TEA address statewide standards to prevent the presence of […]

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Executive Director Statement on TLA 2022 Elections

One of TLA’s greatest assets is our delivery of quality member services. Due to a recent series of disappointing circumstances, we regret to inform you that we failed in our […]

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TLA Advances EDI

The Texas Library Association (TLA) holds as a core value diversity and inclusiveness. Over the past several years TLA has worked more intentionally toward equity, diversity, and inclusion by engaging […]

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TLA Launches Texans for the Right to Read, Statewide Coalition Opposed to Book Banning

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The Texas Library Association (TLA) has launched a grassroots coalition, Texans for the Right to Read, to amplify and unify the voices of librarians, educators, parents, students, authors, and others […]

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TLA Response to Governor’s Proposed Parental Bill of Rights

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On Thursday, January 20, Governor Abbott announced his proposed Parental Bill of Rights at a campaign event in North Texas. The Texas Library Association issued the following response: We are […]

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The Freedom to Read is a Right and Must be Protected

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The Texas Library Association (TLA) holds that the freedom to read is a human right, protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. TLA believes that individuals have […]

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The Living Library – A Libraries Transform Texas Story

This week (October 4 – 8) is Libraries Transform Texas Week and we are celebrating librarians’ stories and how they are transforming lives and their communities.  Share your story! Growing […]

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A Librarian’s Story – Libraries Transform Texas Week

This week (October 4 – 8) is Libraries Transform Texas Week and we are celebrating librarians’ stories and how they are transforming lives and their communities.  Share your story! I […]

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