TLA Annual Conference

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Get Ready for TLA 2017

Library buildings come and go, but YOU are a constant. You educate and empower entire communities. You model leadership and inspire creators. Take charge of your development, your destiny, your future at TLA 2017. Own your profession!

Conference Goals

  • Equip attendees for success as innovative future-ready professionals.
  • Revolutionize the profession by assembling the best minds and igniting a passion for change.
  • Cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers.
  • Supply practical tools and resources to create challenging yet achievable plans to impact careers, libraries, and communities.

Planning a Successful TLA Conference Program:
What to Know Before Annual Assembly

A free webinar for TLA unit and committee program planners was presented Friday, June 10 at 10-11 am. Due to technical difficulties, the recording will be posted by Friday, June 17.

Slides from the webinar

Content includes:

  • Goals for the 2017 Conference
  • Program planning do’s and don’ts
  • Program Committee’s role, rubric, and process in determining which programs are added to the conference schedule
  • Timeline for conference planning
  • Tips for contacting publishers
  • Instructions for creating and completing your program proposals in the online database.

In addition to this webinar, there will be a face-to-face training session for all program planners on Friday morning, July 9 at 8:30 am at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Elise Walker and Anne Glasgow of the TLA staff will answer all of your nuts-and-bolts questions


2016 Annual Conference Resources

  • Post-Conference Survey - The Texas Library Association values your feedback on the 2016 annual Conference. A detailed survey about the event may be found on the mobile app under "Survey" near the bottom of the main menu, or you can also find it at this link: Post Conference Survey.
  •  Continuing Education Credits - TLA staff are currently processing attendance records for the conference. Certificates for Continuing Education credit are available now. See the Instructions for printing or log in directly to the Conference Continuing Education Credit Form.
  • Conference Handouts from the program sessions - While some speakers did not provide handouts for their sessions, many did. These materials may be found on the conference mobile app, including the web version. You may find them under “Speakers” (by speaker’s last name), under “Session” (by date and time), or under “Handouts” (by event number). More information about the mobile app (log in instructions, etc.) may be found on the TLA Conference FAQ at left.
  • Lost and Found - To check on lost articles from the conference, please contact TLA by email (TLA@txla.org) or phone (800-580-2852). You may want to also contact your hotel directly if the item may have been lost there.
  • Contacting Exhibitors from the 2016 Event - Visit the Exhibits Buyers Guide (mobile friendly!) to learn about the many exhibitors who are planning to see you in Houston! TLA 2016 Exhibitors will be available on the Buyers Guide until mid-June. 
  • Housing Reservations for the 2017 TLA Conference - Reservations are already available for next year’s Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio (April 19-22, 2017). Visit the OnPeak service online or call 800-243-1205.

Become a TLA member to receive discounted conference registration and gain access to our extensive member benefits, including Continuing Education and leadership training, professional networking opportunities, a subscription to the Texas Library Journal, TLA events discounts, and more.

Created on Aug 20, 2015 | Last updated June 14, 2016