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Advancing the interests of independent and state supported college and university libraries.

The Texas Council of Academic Libraries (TCAL) exists to advance the interests of independent and state supported college and university libraries in Texas, and to promote cooperation, communication and resource sharing among its members.

TCAL hosts an Annual Conference each fall, usually in Austin. The Texas Library Association provides administrative and management support to the organization.

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Divisions

Texas Council of State University Libraries (TCSUL): advancing the interests of state supported university libraries in Texas. Membership consists of the head librarians of state supported universities and head librarians of separately operated special libraries affiliated with state supported universities.

Texas Council of Community/Junior College Librarians (TCCJCL): advancing the interests of state supported community/junior college libraries in Texas. Membership includes the head librarian/director/dean of state supported community/junior colleges.

Texas Independent College and University Libraries (TICUL): advancing the interests of the independent college and university libraries and to promote cooperation, communication and resource sharing among its members. Membership includes the head librarian/director/dean of Texas independent college and university libraries.

Officers

Tracey Mendoza,University of the Incarnate Word, Chair
Cathy Rudowsky, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Chair Elect
Terry Young, McMurry University, Secretary-Treasurer
June Koelker, Texas Christian University, Member-at-Large TICUL
Lisa German, University of Houston, Member-at-Large TSCUL
Tina Mesa, Palo Alto College, Member-at-Large TCCJCL

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