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TLA Advances EDI

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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 in open conversations, reviewing and evaluating our Diversity Action Plan, and identifying opportunities to begin shifting all aspects of the association to be more accessible and welcoming to all members. 

TLA is pleased to announce our partnership with Achieve More LLC to conduct a series of officer learning sessions and consult on the development of a competency-based EDI curriculum for members. President and CEO Mariama Boney, LMSW, CAE, CPEC will serve as principal consultant, along with her team. 

“TLA’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all facets of the organization comes from a board and member driven need to advance our practices, structures, and opportunities for service, learning and leadership.  Prioritization of EDI will help TLA grow as an association to better serve our members and in turn help them best serve their communities in Texas.” shared Executive Director, Shirley Robinson.  

Achieve More LLC CEO Mariama Boney said, “TLA has a timely commitment to grow and expand equity, diversity, and inclusion. I am excited to partner on development of an EDI series and look forward to meeting volunteer leaders.” 

In the coming months, volunteers, leaders, and TLA members will have opportunities to share feedback about this effort connected to our work with Achieve More LLC.

About Achieve More LLC 

As a strategic consulting firm, Achieve More LLC transforms leaders, boards, and volunteers worldwide, through training, consulting, and coaching on leadership and DEI. Having launched wide-ranging multicultural programs, leadership and diversity strategy, organizational transformation, partnerships, membership development, and leadership initiatives for faculty, staff, students, boards, volunteers, and the community, the commitment of Achieve More to DEIA stems from a passion for race equity, dialogue, leadership, and coaching.  

 Boney has spent over 20 years as an award-winning educational administrator, association executive, facilitator, coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of articles, book chapters, and the three-book VENT (Volunteer Emotions and Needs through Talking) series, the latest of which is VENT: Our Resilience Is Enough.  

To learn more about Achieve More LLC, visit