Groups within TLA

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TLA's organizational structure is designed to be flexible in order to respond to changing member interests and needs. Unit officers and members of divisions, round tables, interest groups, and districts – as well as members of TLA committees and task forces – carry out the organization's ambitious programs. Orientation materials and administrative forms are indexed in the Officer Resource Center.

TLA facilitates communications within its groups through discussion lists and social media. Most of the TLA groups have a separate presence on this website where you'll find information on their unit activities and resources.

If you have an interest in volunteering with a Unit, please submit a Unit Volunteer Interest Form.

The organizational structures are: 

TLA Divisions – representing the 4 different types of Texas libraries: Academic, Public, School, and Special.

TLA's Ten Districts

Each of the ten (10) regional districts within TLA holds an annual fall meeting in order to conduct business, discuss library issues, and offer continuing education programs. Membership in a District is automatic based on residence. The District Meeting page provides officer contact information and details of the district gatherings.

TLA Round Tables (RT) 

There are currently 29 TLA Round Tables, reflecting the diverse interests of the Association's members. From the playful Intergalactics – established "to promote pitch, harmony and levity in TLA!" – to round tables based on professional interests such as archives, collection development, programming for youth, and reference, the groups within TLA work together to ensure the vitality of libraries and librarianship in the state. In addition to profession-based groups, there are round tables created by lay and vendor members of the library community.

TLA Discussion Groups (DG)

Discussion Groups may be organized by interest or activity for the purpose of providing member opportunitites for informal dialogue. They may created through petition with twenty-five (25) signatures and shall achieve official status when the petition has been certified by the Executive Director. Members may join a Discussion Group by adding the group to their annual membership renewal. There are no dues associated with a Discussion Group.

TLA's Committees

Much of TLA's work is accomplished through various standing and ad hoc committees. Service on these committees is by appointment. To be considered for appointment, please submit a Committee Volunteer Interest Form.

Created on Mar 21, 2010 | Last updated April 17, 2018