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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.


Apply for a stipend sponsored by CULD

Executive Board

Alyse Jordan, Ed.D., Chair 2022-2023

David Baca, Ph.D., Chair-Elect 2022-2023

Kerri Foley, Secretary/Treasurer, 2022-2023

LaMoya Burks, Past-Chair, 2022-2023

Jacob Sherman, Councilor, 2022-2025

Lynn Bostwick, Alternate Councilor, 2019-2023

Yanira Cruz, Web Administration, 2022-2023


Nominating Committee

Trina Nolen, Chair 2022-2023

Amanda Melchor, 2022-2023

Holly Rick, 2022-2023

Laura Waugh, 2022-2023


Legislative Committee

Joe Dahlstrom, Chair 2021-2023

Walter Betts, 2022-2023

Margaret Dawson, 2022-2023

Mary Rausch, 2022-2023

Jennifer Rowe, 2022-2023


Program Committee

David Baca, Ph.D., Chair-Elect 2022-2023

Rachel Hugenberg, 2022-2023

Tina Oswald , 2021-2023


Scholarships & Stipends Committee

Hope Beyer, Chair 2021-2024

Joshua Salmans, Co-Chair 2021-2023

K-Dee (Katherine) Anderson, 2021-2024

Kristen Becker, Ed.D., 2021-2023

Jill DeFore, 2021-2023

Marilyn Myers , 2021-2023

Kathy Westergren, 2021-2024

Travis Holder, 2021-2024


Information & Membership Committee

Elizabeth Sanders, Chair 2022-2023

Dr. Vivienne McClendon, 2022-2023


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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