Highlights of Annual Assembly 2017

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TLA Annual Assembly 2017 convenes in Austin at the Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs, on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, 2017.

RESERVE YOUR 2017 ROOM


Daily Schedule: Schedule by Event Name; Schedule by Day and Time

Instructions for printing CE certificates (also see handouts linked below)

 

 


Special Events for 2017 (to be announced

  THURSDAY, July 6  

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
CHAIRS PLANNING SESSION
Presenters: TLA Executive Board & Staff
All TLA committee and unit (division, round table, district, interest group) chairs are encouraged to attend an information session designed to provide you with resources to help you navigate smoothly through TLA's operations. Small group discussions with your Executive Board liaison will provide an opportunity to have all your questions answered.
President's Handout    Online Resources

 FRIDAY, July 8 

9:30-10:20 am in Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE Opportunity (TBA)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm in Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
INTRODUCTION TO TLA FINANCES
Chairs are invited to a training session to learn about TLA budgeting and financial policies and practices that impact units and committees. (Also see guides on the Officer Resources Page)

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm in Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE Opportunity

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
CE Opportun
Presenter: Teri Lesesne, Sam Houston State University
Current and future members of reading list committees will learn how to read and evaluate with their committee’s charge in mind and have an engaging and respectful book discussion. This session will be led by nationally recognized expert in youth literature, Teri Lesesne. Handout

2:30 pm – 3:50 pm in Foothills 1 (17th floor)
LEGAL, LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND MORE! NEW DATABASE RESOURCES FOR TEXSHARE
Presenter: Katherine Adelberg & Henry Stokes, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Staff from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will review the NEW resources available to TexShare member institutions starting in July 2016, including TeachingBooks.net, Gale Science in Context, ProQuest SciTechCollection Premium, Gale LegalForms, EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center, and the Science and Techonology Ebook Subscription and e-Library resources available in Ebrary from ProQuest.  Attendees will have the opportunity to use the new resources using their own laptops and personal devices. Contact texshare@tsl.texas.gov with any questions about access or future training opportunities. Handout

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
ALSC/YOUTH MEDIA
Presenter: Viki Ash, San Antonio Public Library, Ty Burns, TyBR Library & Literature Services; Paula Gonzales, Harris County Public Library; and Sally Miculek, Georgetown Public Library
Four Texas librarians, who have served on the Newbery, Pura Belpre, and the Sibert committees, will share their knowledge of the process involved in choosing these ALSC/Youth media award and honor books.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
HOT TOPIC DISCUSSIONS: TLA STRATEGIC PLAN
Presenter: Julie B. Todaro, ALA President
Participate in TLA’s Strategic Planning process and contribute your ideas to help implement the newly-adopted 2016-2019 plan. In an interactive session led by Julie Todaro, participants will also learn about a wealth of free and non-free online learning opportunities and resources in each of the strategic planning areas. Refreshments served.

DINE-AROUNDS | Friday, July 8th | 7:00 pm
Dine-Arounds – No Host Dinner Options: Please gather in the TLA Registration Area on the 2nd level of the Hyatt at 6:45 p.m., and dinner reservations for the three restaurants are for 7 p.m. These restaurants have agreed to offer separate checks. You may pre-register for a restaurant of your choice. Because full parties must be present before being seated, it is important that TLA staff be notified of any cancellations before the dinner.

  SATURDAY, July

Visit with our Exhibitors | 10 am - 4 pm

8:00 am – 9:30 am | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Texas Ballroom 2, 2nd floor
UNIT WEBMASTER CONSULTATIONS WITH MARY ANN EMERSON
Presenter: Mary Ann Emerson, TLA Webmaster
Bring ideas and questions about your unit webpages, and a TLA staff member will help you edit content, add and delete pages, upload and link support files, or implement more extensive revisions to your site. The two timeslots are for individual consultations.

10:00 am - 11:20 am | Foothills 1, 17th floor
REFRESHING YOUR JOB HUNTING SKILLS AND FINDING THAT NEXT OPPORTUNITY
Presenter: Tine Walczyk, trainer and consultant
It may have been years since your last job hunt . Or you may have landed yourself recently in an uncomfortable fit. Either way, this session will provide you with some resources and confidence to engage your search. Always remember, you are a librarian! You already know how to do the research. Come learn some new tools for your toolkit! Whether you are a school, public, academic librarian or looking for that first position, this session will provide you with valuable information on preparing your hunt, where to look, how to use your network, and planning for that “we’d like to schedule an interview” moment. Job Hunting handout     Job Titles handout        Interview Questions handout

Noon – 1:20 pm | Texas Ballroom 1, 2nd floor 
ALL ASSEMBLY LUNCHEON
TLA President Walter Betts invites you to join him and our guest policy maker for a Dutch-treat lunch. Hear the latest news important news for libraries and enjoy a relaxing lunch with your colleagues. Ticket price is $36 and preregistration is required for this ticketed event.

2:30 pm - 4:20 pm | Foothills 1, 17th floor
MAKE YOUR LIBRARY THE PLACE TO BE
Presenter: Tine Walczyk, trainer and consultant
It’s all about knowing your community. But you’ve already asked your patrons about what they want to see or see more of. So what more can we do? This session will help you think about your POTENTIAL (patrons). We will focus on identifying non-served populations, creating unique programs, and getting the word out. Join your colleagues in brainstorming how to creating a demand for your library.   Handout

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Texas Ballroom 1, 2nd floor
COUNCIL I
Council is the governing body of TLA. All Assembly attendees are invited.

8:00 pm | Zilker Park
ANNUAL ZILKER SUMMER THEATER PRESENTS "Shrek The Musical"
Nominated for 8 Tony Awards and 12 Drama Desk Awards, Shrek: The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated film to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Price is $28 per person. You will be chauffeured to/from the park in an authentic school bus, eat Austin’s original Thundercloud Subs box lunches, and take home a keepsake picnic blanket.


  SUNDAY, July 10  

Sunday, July 10th | 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Texas Ballroom 1, 2nd floor
COUNCIL II
Council is the governing body of TLA. All Assembly attendees are invited.

  

 

 

 

Created on Jun 14, 2011 | Last updated February 14, 2017