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LiFTA

Promotes the exchange of ideas among library trustees and supporters.

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The Library Friends, Trustees, and Advocates Round Table (LiFTA) enables library friends, trustees, and other advocates to promote and foster the development of library services by exchanging ideas, experiences and information. 

LiFTA also provides related programs at the TLA Annual Conference, including popular ticketed event: Opening Awards and Author Luncheon.

Volunteer opportunities with TLA

 

2024-2025 Officers

  • Billy Cryer, Chair
  • Mary Cardenas, Chair-Elect
  • Denise Wallace, Past-Chair
  • Kathy Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Michelle Slonaker, Councilor
  • Sharon Amastae, Alt. Councilor
  • Denise Wallace, Webmaster
  • TBD, Liaison 

2023-2024 Officers

  • Denise Wallace, Chair
  • Billy Cryer, Chair-Elect
  • Sharon Amastae, Past-Chair
  • Kathy Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Michelle Slonaker, Councilor
  • OPEN, Alt. Councilor
  • OPEN, Webmaster
  • Roosevelt Weeks, Liaison 

2022-2023 Officers

  • Sharon Amastae, Chair
  • Denise Wallace, Chair-Elect
  • Michelle Slonaker, Past-Chair
  • Kathy Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Billy Cryer, Councilor
  • Willie Braudaway, Alt. Councilor 
  • OPEN, Webmaster
  • Roosevelt Weeks, Liaison 

2021-2022 Officers

  • Michelle Slonaker, Chair
  • Sharon Amastae, Chair-Elect
  • Kathy Hillman, Past-Chair
  • Denise Wallace, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Willie Braudaway, Councilor
  • Billy Cryer, Alt. Councilor 
  • OPEN, Webmaster
  • Gretchen Pruett, Liaison 

 

 

Opening Awards and Author Luncheon – TLA 2024
Authors:  Meg Medina, Loren Long, Lisa Wingate

        

       

       

       
   

 

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Support for Library Advocates

  1. Resources for Library Supporters: Resources for Library Supporters – Texas Library Association (txla.org)
  2. United for Libraries  https://www.ala.org/united/friends
    “… supporting those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for all types of libraries.”
  3. Every Library  https://www.everylibrary.org/about-everylibrary
    “…dedicated to building voter support for libraries.”
  4. Newly created TLA Intellectual Freedom Helpline https://txla.org/tools-resources/intellectual-freedom/intellectual-freedom-helpline/tla-helpline/
  5. TSLAC  https://www.tsl.texas.gov
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  6. Tocker Foundation  https://tocker.org/
    Supporting Public Libraries all across Rural Texas
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