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Awards, Scholarships, Stipends

Promoting school librarianship, and the contributions of school libraries.

Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators

Recognizing school administrators for their continued support of library services. Librarians nominate their administrators by February 17. The award is presented at the TLA Annual Conference. Learn more

Media Virtual Presence Award

Honoring school librarians who show excellence in their virtual presence through platforms such as Twitter, professional websites, Facebook, school library websites, blogs, etc. Nominations are accepted between January 14 and March 2. The award is presented at the TLA Annual Conference.   Learn More   Past winners

Shirley Igo Texas PTA/School Library Collaboration Award

Recognizing an outstanding collaboration between a PTA organization and the school library media center during the past two years. Projects and efforts at both the local campus and district levels are eligible. The award honors Shirley Igo of Plainview, a past-president of the Texas and National PTA and a longtime champion of libraries, education, and literacy. The winning librarian is honored at the TLA Annual Conference, and the president from the winning PTA program is honored at the Texas PTA’s summer LAUNCH conference. Nominations are due March 2.  Learn More      Past winners

MLIS Student Scholarships

Five academic scholarships of $500 each are awarded to encourage individuals to become school librarians, and to promote membership and participation in TLA and TASL. Anyone pursuing graduate-level coursework in school librarianship for initial library certification, for a degree program or for professional growth, may apply. Applications are due February 2021.  Learn More

 

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2021-2022 Tejas Star Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Tejas Star Reading List. This carefully curated list of Spanish and bilingual titles is designed to encourage children ages 5 to 12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended […]

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Between the Lines: February Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Brandi Grant, Teacher-Librarian, Pearson Middle School Library, Frisco ISD What inspired you to become a librarian? My students inspired me to become a librarian when I was teaching 8th grade TAKS (yes, I’m really old) reading recovery. They loved that I always tried to incorporate diverse stories into the curriculum and to find books with […]

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