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Promotes special librarianship in Texas and supports librarians working in a variety of settings with materials that are common to traditional libraries as well as specialized materials.

Special Libraries Division (SLD) membership includes a wide variety of information professionals serving in both the public and private sectors working with traditional, non-traditional, and specialized resources. Our members work in private, public, corporate, non-profit, government, archive, and education settings. Some work with small library collections, some with special collections in larger libraries, and some work with collections so diverse or provide information services so unusual the term “library” might not even come to mind. Sound familiar? You just might be a special librarian!



Chair 2022-23: Andrea Schorr, UT Health San Antonio

Chair-elect 2022-23: Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services

Councilor-Alt 2022-24: Valerie Prilop, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Councilor-2020-2023: Christy Brightwell, New Braunfels

Secretary-Treasurer 2022-23: Katie Pierce-Farrier, UNT Health Science Center

Webmaster 2022-23: Valerie Darling, Southwest Research Institute

Past-chair 2022-23: Misty Harris, San Antonio Express-News

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2023 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Released

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The 2023 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List is here! Since 2009, the goal of the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List is to highlight outstanding fiction that is “simply a pleasure to read.” To […]

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2023 Texas Topaz Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association is thrilled to announce the new Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List! The purpose of the Texas Topaz Reading List is to provide children, teens, and adults […]

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