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Annual Assembly

2022 Annual Assembly | July 6 – 8

Hyatt Regency Austin | 208 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

This year’s in-person Annual Assembly is slightly modified from previous years. Participants will include members of the TLA 2023 Conference Planning Committee, TLA Council, and TLA Executive Board; and Unit Officers and Standing Committee Chairs.

All unit and committee business meetings will be held virtually before June 30 to maintain equity and access, and encourage increased engagement for TLA members.

Here is a map of the Hyatt Regency, marked with the locations of Assembly events.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 6

11 a.m.                  Registration Opens

12 – 2:30 p.m.   Media Training Session (TLA Executive Board only); CE: SBEC 2.5,  TSLAC, 2.5

1 p.m.                   Conference Planning Committee (CPC) Welcome & Overview

1:30 p.m.             CPC Jury Meetings

3 p.m.                   Executive Board Roles & Responsibilities Workshop (TLA executive board members)

5:30 p.m.            Meetings conclude, dinner on your own

Thursday, July 7

8 a.m.                   Registration Opens for all Assembly Attendees, breakfast on your own

9:30 a.m.             Welcome and Overview, TLA 2023 Vision    TLA President Mary Woodard and Executive Director Shirley Robinson

What’s New about TLA 2023 Annual Conference   Emma McDonald and Jo Giudice, Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs; Lovdy Grossman, TLA Education Director

10:30 a.m.           Networking Break

10:45 a.m.           Concurrent Sessions

Group 1            Conference Planning Committee

Group 2           Officer Training – Planning and Running Effective Meetings; CE: SBEC, 1.25;  TSLAC 1.25

Leading by Example: Effective TLA Officer Governance Best Practices
Serving as a TLA Unit Officer is a significant responsibility as well as a valuable opportunity to hone your leadership skills and add to your professional experience. In this session, TLA Executive Director Shirley Robinson will cover day-to-day best practices to help make your term as an officer more efficient and effective. We’ll explore concepts to help your unit’s membership and leadership team build engagement, satisfaction, and nurture future talent for succession. Participants will be able to share their experiences with meetings and group leadership dynamics with peers in this fun, fast-moving 75-minute session.

Noon                     All Attendee Lunch – Library Issues Legislative Hot Topics

1:15 – 3:45 p.m.  Executive Board Meeting I

1:15 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

Group 1            Conference Planning Committee

Group 2            Officer Training – Unit Communications.

TLA Officers: Get Connected and Stay Engaged!
TLA Officers will learn how to best communicate with members and how to manage unit business affairs. Presenters will do an in-depth overview of TLA Engage, the online communication platform for TLA members, as well as explore the TLA Google Drives where officers will find all previous unit/committee documents. We’ll talk about the TLA Officer newsletter and Officer Office Hours. In addition, we’ll go over TLA’s communication channels  (social media, TLACast, Texas Library Journal, Libraries Transform Texas podcast) and how to share ideas and news in these channels. Bring your laptop or tablet.

2:30 p.m.              Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions

Group 1            Conference Planning Committee

Group 2            Officer Training – Unit Financial Management.

TLA Unit Financials 101: A Comprehensive Overview
This clear and detailed session will provide a better understanding of how TLA’s financials work and what your financial responsibilities are as a TLA Unit Officer. Presenters will walk you through the new budget process and will explain submitting reimbursements, understanding your unit’s financial statements, using TLA’s tax-exemption status, providing stipends, submitting speaker honorariums, membership dues allocation, the process for unit sponsorships, and tips to increase revenue for your unit. This one-hour session is packed with useful financial information to help you succeed in your role as a TLA Unit Officer.

4 p.m.                   Council I

5 p.m.                  All Attendees Reception, dinner on your own

Friday, July 8

8 a.m.                 Breakfast on your own

9 a.m.                 Concurrent Sessions

Group 1               Conference Planning Committee

Group 2              Officer Training – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; CE: 2.00 SBEC, 2.00 TSLAC.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Training Part 2
Mariama Boney, president and CEO of Achieve More LLC, will lead this EDI training session, part two of the officer training offered at TLA 2022. The two hour session will be divided into two sections:

Challenges & Opportunities for Member Engagement
During this interactive session, attendees will share what has worked and what challenges they’ve faced in getting members engaged with the work of the unit or committee.

Advancing an Inclusive Unit/Committee
During this portion, we’ll address the dynamics of inclusive leadership and allyship to enhance teamwork. Includes content, scenarios, reflection and more.

11 a.m.                  Council II

Noon                  Meeting adjourns for all except CPC and Executive Board

12 – 2:30 p.m.      Executive Board II

12: – 4:30 p.m.      Conference Planning Committee


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