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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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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 procedures 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 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

Cate Rudowsky, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Chair
Jesús Campos, South Texas College, Chair-Elect
Terry Young, McMurry University, Secretary-Treasurer
Cherie Hohertz, University of Dallas, Member-at-Large TICUL
David Baca, Texas A&M University – Galveston, Member-at-Large TSCUL
Tina Mesa, Palo Alto College, Member-at-Large TCCJCL

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