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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 21. 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 1, 2020.  Learn More

 

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Edward Smith, Abilene Library Consortium Director, Appointed to Gov. Broadband Council

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Edward Smith, director of the Abilene Library Consortium (ALC), and long-time Texas Library Association member (TLA), has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the newly formed Governor’s Broadband Development Council. “ We appreciate that the library community will have a seat at the table as the Council works to identify barriers to […]

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Between the Lines: January Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Kathy Jones Hoffman Former Executive Director (retired) Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center What inspired you to become a librarian? I started working in my neighborhood public library when I was a junior in high school. When I started college, I needed a part-time job, so I worked in the university […]

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