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TLA Talks

Monthly webinars on timely topics

TLA Talks are interactive webinars focused on broad topics germane to library development and current professional trends. What are others in libraries doing? How are they doing it? What can you glean from their practices?

Cost: Free for TLA members;  $25 for non-members.

Got a great idea for a TLA Talks topic or speaker? Please complete this online form.

Note: The link to join will be sent out to registrants the day before the event. We will keep registration open until noon the day of the webinar; day-of registrants will receive the link to join early in the afternoon.

Upcoming TLA Talks:


October TLA Talks: Connecting All Texans to the Internet

October 17, 3 – 4 PM

The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO), located within the Comptroller of Public Accounts, is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to connect all Texans to the Internet. Libraries are important partners in this work, both to provide direct service as well as to share the importance of internet and digital skills to stakeholders. In this webinar, attendees will learn what the Texas Broadband Office has been hearing from our public engagement tour and continued outreach, how libraries can get involved in provided feedback, and how libraries may leverage historic funding to provide universal access to the Internet.

Presenter: Cindy Fisher, Senior Broadband Development Coordinator

November TLA Talks: Kittens in the Library – Community Partnerships at Georgetown Public Library

November 14, 3-4 PM

Talk with staff of the IMLS Medal winning Georgetown Public Library on how they foster, develop, and launch community-based partnerships and events. GPL staff will break down their annual kitten adoption event with their local shelter as a case study. Hear all about the success and the pitfalls of programming with outside partners and organizations.  

Presenters: Rachael Pattillo (Marketing Coordinator), Bethni King (Youth Services Librarian), Ann Evans (Adult Services Librarian). 

Thank you to our 2023 TLA Talks Sponsor: