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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.

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.



LaMoya Burks, Chair

Jodi Brown, Chair-Elect

Tina Mesa, Past-Chair

Melissa Clark, Secretary-Treasurer

Julie Leuzinger, Councilor

Lynn Bostwick, Alternate Councilor


Legislative Committee

Joe Dahlstrom (co-chair)

Laura D’Aveta (co-chair)

Walter Betts

Alyse Jordan

Mary Rausch

Jennifer Rowe

Raquel Donahue

Kimberly Gragg

Margaret Dawson

Nominating Committee

Tosca Gonsalves (chair: 2020-2022)

Amanda Melchor

Laura Waugh

Program Committee

Tina Mesa (chair: 2020-2022)

Greg Hardin (2020-2022)

Misu Kim (2021-2023)

Julie Leuzinger (2020-2022)

Tina Oswald (2021-2023)

Emily Billings (TLA ProCo Liaison)

Scholarships & Stipends Committee

Hope Beyer (chair: 2021-2023)

Joshua Salmans

Dr. Kristen Becker

Marilyn Myers

Travis Holder

Jill DeFore

Ad Hoc Operating Procedures Taskforce

Tina Mesa (chair: 2021)

Marilyn Goff (2021)

Kathy Hillman (2021)

Mike Pullin (2021)

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

CULD Operating Procedures
CULD Centennial History
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