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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.

Beginning in 2022, the TCAL membership year will be from January 1 – December 31.  Members who have renewed for the September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 membership term will receive an extended membership term through December 31, 2022.

Ready to join TCAL or renew your TCAL membership? Here’s our guide on how to renew/join

Membership Category Dues
Institutions with operating expenditures of $10M or above $140
Institutions with operating expenditures of $1M – $9,999,999 $110
Institutions with operating expenditures of $500,000 – $999,999 $80
Institutions with operating expenditures of $499,999 or below $50

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 Libraries (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

David Baca, Texas A&M University – Galveston, Chair
Jesús Campos, South Texas College, Past Chair
Dean Hendrix, University of Texas San Antonio , Secretary-Treasurer
Elizabeth Norman, Hardin-Simmons University, Member-at-Large TICUL
Rebecca McKay Johnson, UT Tyler, Member-at-Large TSCUL
Lee Leblanc, San Antonio College, Member-at-Large TCCJCL

TCAL Bylaws 2021
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