You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Join TLA


Professionals interested in cataloging and classifying information resources

The Cataloging & Metadata Round Table (CMRT) is where professionals interested in cataloging and classifying information resources come together to exchange ideas, and promote the best practices and latest developments in this field. We offer programs at the TLA Annual Conference and other opportunities to connect with your peers.


We have an exciting session at TLA 2020!

Title: Thinking about changing your ILS?

When: 1:30-2:30 PM – A business meeting follows.

Description: Librarians share their experiences selecting a new ILS for their institutions. Learn to evaluate and implement both traditional vendor products and open source ILS.


  • Bonnie Hauser, Austin ISD
  • Catherine Ingram, Cedar Park Public Library
  • Hannah Olsen, Duncanville Public Library
  • Mary Scanlon Rausch, West Texas A&M University
  • Jesse James Saunders, Austin Community College

Professional Development:

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly has a special issue “back to basics” and has a call for papers. Additional information can be found here.


Bonnie Hauser, Chair
Jodene Pappas, Past-Chair
Hannah Olsen, Councilor
Nikita Mohammed, Webmaster

Vacant positions:

Councilor – Alternate
Nominating Committee

If you’re interested in any of these positions, please e-mail Bonnie Hauser at

Interesting in volunteering? Please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

Please follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group! Please email us if you have any questions.


CMRT Operating Procedures


Latest News
View all News

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

TLA News

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More