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Annual Assembly Schedule

2019 Annual Assembly Schedule – By Day/Time (Updated June 14, 2019)

2019 Annual Assembly Schedule – By Event Name (Updated June 14, 2019)

NOTE: There is no charge for the ticketed CE sessions; tickets are required because space is limited in those sessions.

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Monday, July 8
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM           Executive Board Meeting
4:30 – 6:00 PM                    TLA Officer Onboarding / Toolkit (Chairs & Officers)
6:00 – 7:30 PM                    Dinner on Own
7:30 – 9:00 PM                    All-Conference General Session (All attendees)

A New Vision of Outrageous Service!
Kick off Annual Assembly with a celebration of service! Whether we are helping our users at our libraries, helping each other in TLA, or putting on an amazing conference, service is the heart of our profession. An internationally known consultant will share simple, practical, and fun ways to transform our service to Positively Outrageous Service®!!!.
Presenter: Andrew Szabo,

Tuesday, July 9
8:30 – 9:20 AM                    All-Conference General Session: (All attendees)

Get Ready For Conference 2020!
Bring your questions both big and small to this informative program on the next steps to next year’s amazing conference in Houston. Discover all the steps in program planning from now until March 24-27, 2020.
Presenters: Cecilia Barham, Leah Mann, and Robyn Reid, Conference Program Committee; Robin Morris and Ted   Wanner, TLA

9:30 AM – 5:20 PM            Business Meetings
9:30 – 10:30 AM                Reading List Coordination Committee: Tools and Tricks for TLA Reading List Chairs
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Unit Website Training
11:40 AM – 12:15 PM          TLA Budget Q&A Open House
1:00 – 2:20 PM                    CE: Managing Meetings and Parliamentary Procedures (Ticketed)
2:30 – 4:20 PM                     CE: Introduction to Project Management (Ticketed)
4:30 – 5:20 PM                    CE: Herding Your Cats: Managing Volunteer Officers (Ticketed)
5:30 – 6:30 PM                     Dinner on own
6:30 – 7:30 PM                     Pub Quiz With the President/ Informal Networking  (All attendees)

Wednesday, July 10
8:00 -9:30 AM                   CE: AR/VR Technology in the Library (Ticketed)
8:00 AM -5:20 PM            Business Meetings (All attendees)
9:30 AM -4:30 PM            Exhibits Open
10:00 -11:30 AM               CE: New Texas School Library Standards Meet the ACRL Information Literacy
Competencies (Ticketed)

Noon – 1:20 PM                  Luncheon (Ticketed) featuring Representative Ryan Guillen (Rio Grande City)

How did libraries fare in the 86th Texas Legislative Session? Our luncheon keynote speaker, Representative Ryan Guillen (Rio Grande City) is a long-time library supporter who serves as vice chair of the Ways & Means committee. Join us for a behind the scenes look at the process, and the impact key legislation will have on all libraries and our communities.

2:30 -3:30 PM                     CE: Update on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from the Director
& Librarian (Ticketed)
4:00 -5:00 PM                    CE: Census 2020: What libraries can do now? (Ticketed)
5:30 PM                                Council Meeting
6:30 PM                                Dinner on own / Informal networking

Thursday, July 11
9:00 AM                                 Council II Meeting
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM            Executive Board Meeting