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Promoting the interests of university and community college libraries and librarians across Texas.

As a member of TLA’s College and University Libraries Division (CULD), you have access to a strong network of academic librarians across the state. CULD offers extensive programming at the TLA Annual Conference, including Contributed Papers sessions which provide academics and graduate students a peer-reviewed forum to present their current research. Members also have access to the CULD listserv to facilitate communication and professional support.

CULD Virtual Fall Symposia: Focus on Artificial Intelligence    

CULD, the College and University Library Division, hosted a virtual forum on November 2, 2023 featuring Anne GillilandScholarly Communications Officer, UNC Chapel Hill; and Kevin L. Smith, M.L.S., J.D., Director of Libraries, Colby College, presenting “Copyright and Artificial Intelligence: Online Conversations with TLA’s CULD” followed by a Q&A and breakout discussion groups. 

You can view the webinar here:


Get involved and support your profession! Join one of the CULD committees or volunteer to help on their projects. Volunteering is an opportunity to show your support for academic libraries and meet librarians from across the Lone Star State.


Apply for a stipend sponsored by CULD

Executive Board

David Baca, Ph.D., Chair 2023-2024

Kerri Foley, Secretary/Treasurer, 2023-2024

Alexia Riggs, Chair-Elect 2023-2024

Jacob Sherman, Councilor, 2022-2025

Elizabeth Sanders, Alternate Councilor, 2023-2026

Alyse Jordan, Past-Chair, 2022-2023

Yanira Cruz, Web Administration, 2023-2024


Nominating Committee


Legislative Committee

Joe Dahlstrom, Chair 2021-2025


Program Committee

Alexia Riggs, Chair 2023-2024


Scholarships & Stipends Committee

Hope Beyer, Chair 2021-2024

K-Dee (Katherine) Anderson, 2021-2024

Kathy Westergren, 2021-2024

Travis Holder, 2021-2024

Michael Contreras, 2023-2025

Megan Firestone, 2023-2025


Information & Membership Committee

Katherine Hooker, Chair 2023-2024


Conference Programming

CULD is proud to sponsor the Contributed Papers session at the TLA Annual Conference. These sessions provide academics and graduate students a peer-reviewed forum to present their current research. Learn more

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CULD Centennial History
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