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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. The Texas Library Association provides administrative and management support to the organization.

The TCAL membership year is January 1 – December 31.

TCAL annual dues are $100 per member. TCAL membership voted to change membership structure to individual rather than organizational in order to facilitate business operations in the new TLA association management system.

Renew your membership or join TCAL today!

Or if you prefer to mail in a paper form with a check, download the form below.

TCAL Downloadable Membership Form

Webinar on Copyright and AI

In this online webinar “Focus on Artificial Intelligence,” our featured speakers are Kevin Smith and Anne Gilliland, discussing copyright and AI. (November 2, 2023.) Kevin is the Michael and Eugenia Wormser Director of Libraries at Colby College and Anne is the Scholarly Communications Officer at the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Both Kevin and Anne have written and taught extensively about copyright. This is an important and timely topic for a wide spectrum of libraries.



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.


Cynthia Rodriguez, Laredo College, Chair 2024-2025

Karen Locher, UH-Victoria, Past Chair 2024-2025

James Wiser, Abilene Christian, Chair-Elect 2024-2025

Rosanna Ratliff, TAMU College of Dentistry-Baylor Health Sciences Library, Secretary-Treasurer 2024-2025

Jeffry Archer, Baylor University, Member-at-Large TICUL 2024-2026

Lee Hilyer, University of Houston – Clear Lake, Member-at-Large TCSUL 2024-2026

Vicky Hart, Northeast Lakeview College, Member-at-Large TCCJCL 2023-2025

TCAL Bylaws 2023

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