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Recordings and presentations from TLA webinars.


March 2 | Intellectual Freedom & Social Justice, presented by Jamie LaRue recording

February 25 | Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty recording 

January 19 | TLA Talks: 87th Legislative Session Update recording


December 15 | Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact recording

December 9: The REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums recording

October 27 | Reality of Reopening Academic Libraries

October 20 | Reality of Reopening School Libraries

September 22 | Managing in Uncertain Times
Recording       Chat

July 28 | Reopening Academic Libraries
Recording      Chat

July 21 | Reopening School Libraries
Recording       Chat        TASL Reopening Libraries Wakelet            Sample Reopening Plans

June 30 | Safety & Managing Risk When Reopening
Recording       Chat         Slides

June 23 | Navigating & Understanding Budgets Amid Economic Uncertainty
Recording        Chat

June 16 | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Times of COVID-19
Recording          Chat

June 9 | Summer Reading Programs
Recording       Chat

May 26 | School Library Advocacy in the Days of COVID-19
Recording        Chat

May 19 | Small Community Libraries COVID-19 Response
Recording       Chat

May 12 | Open Texas, Libraries and COVID-19
Recording       Chat

May 8 | TLA Membership Meeting


These classic A to Z sessions, which are offered free of charge, are presented by Dr. Julie Todaro and include handouts.

Introduction to Providing Information and Directional Reference
Libraries deal with information. This webinar covers information desk and circulation desk services and resources. Learn about the basics of selecting and recording data to document interactions, identification of different types of questions and answers, scripts for patron interviews, techniques for moving patrons among public service desks, basic vs. advanced reader’s advisory, and delivering information and reference through online, digital and virtual services. These skills are the pillars of the library profession.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Cataloging and Technical Services Roles & Responsibilities
Specialists in Technical Services are the mainstay of many acquisitions and cataloging services in libraries. Explore these systems, from purchasing and preparation to Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification. Learn the unique organizational schematics for local needs such as genealogy, media, government documents, and realia.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Role of Library Specialists in Community Partnerships
One critical key to success for libraries is the creation of strategic relationships with other community entities, including non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations. These partnerships can introduce new benefits and leverage existing resources. Discover the roles for library staff in identifying and forming connections with other institutions, including lists of potential partners.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate

Mentoring and Being a Mentee
Library careers rarely happen in isolation. Mentoring represents fulfilling opportunities for both new and experienced people. Get an overview of the mentoring process and learn how it differs from coaching, shadowing, and counseling. FInd out how to connect to potential mentors or mentees.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Preserving the Life of Books, DVDs, and More
Explore the basic responsibilities of library teams for collection care and maintenance, including spaces, temperature, light, and humidity. Get recommendations for handling, minor repair, and user education as well as emergency measures for a variety of materials from print and multimedia to electronics and tools.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate




February 18 | 10-11am
ALA Candidates Forum

Candidates for President and Treasurer of the American Library Association share their visions with Texas as they gear up for the 2019 ALA election. Hear from presidential candidates Julius Jefferson Jr. and Lance Werner, and treasurer candidates Maggie Farrell and Andrew K. Pace.



June 7 | 2:30-3pm
TLA Talks: Monthly Membership Meeting



November 15 | 1 – 2pm
Tips for Successful Texas Book Festival Grant Applications

Lea Bogner, Texas Book Festival outreach manager, shares the latest information on the TBF grant process, and tips for ensuring a successful application.



June 25 | 1-2pm, Central Time
How to Plan a Successful Conference Program

This 40-minute webcast reviews conference tracks and timeslots, tips for coordinating programs (with a special section on author programs, using the Conference Event Form, and the schedule for Annual Assembly & afterward.



May 9 | 1-2pm, Central Time
TLA Officer/Leader Orientation, Part 2

In the second half of this guide for TLA officers and leaders will cover the annual timeline of activities, review important responsibilities such as staying within budget, Annual Assembly, volunteer management, and planning for elections.



March 8, 1-2pm Central Time
No More Yawning: Tips for Delivering a Compelling Presentation

Michalle Catalano

Join SLD for the one-hour webinar: No More Yawning: Tips for Delivering a Compelling Presentation. In this webinar, you will learn tricks for making a successful presentation including, overcoming the fear (or trepidation) of public speaking, creating compelling slides, and ways to engage your audience.


March 5, 2:30-3:30pm Central Time
How to Organize and Present a Moderated Panel

Walter Betts, Emily Billings, and Carolyn Booker

How many times have you attended a panel at a conference, only to find a series of unrelated micro-presentations with little useful content? Leaders of the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference will discuss how to organize and implement a moderated panel as a conference program event. Moderated panels drop the pointless 5-minute slideshows for an interview-style program that centers on the critical issues for the audience. This webinar is especially intended for program planners who are orchestrating panel programs at the 2017 TLA Conference, but the ideas can be used by any event planner.


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