Texas Library Association

Texas Library Recovery Connection

 

As the long slow process of recovery begins, we are beginning to hear about libraries facing tremendous damage and total devastation. Librarians are returning  to determine their most immediate and long term needs for assistance.

Created on Sep 5, 2017 | Last updated September 05, 2017

Recovery Begins

The scenes of devastation, desolation and destruction in the areas of Texas most affected by Hurricane Harvey are heart rending. It is impossible to comprehend the suffering and loss that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing. We find hope, however, in the images of heroic rescues, towering stacks of donated goods, lines of volunteers at shelters, and stories of people from all walks of life coming together to help.

Created on Sep 1, 2017 | Last updated September 01, 2017

TLA & TSLAC Respond to Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Library Association and Texas State Library and Archives Commission are working together to coordinate a response to damage caused to libraries and archives across the Houston and gulf coast region. We share a deep concern for the condition of facilities and collections, and for the wellbeing of staffs of libraries and archives in the area. We are also very appreciative of the many offers of help that are coming in from across the state and nation.

Created on Aug 28, 2017 | Last updated August 28, 2017

Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries

As Texas prepares for Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone along the Gulf Coast and inland where the storm’s impact is expected to be severe.

Created on Aug 25, 2017 | Last updated August 28, 2017

2018 TLA Annual Conference Shifts to New Dates | April 3-6

The TLA Executive Board has approved a change in the 2018 Annual Conference dates to April 3-6 in Dallas.  This change was necessitated by a shift in STAAR testing dates as recently announced by the Texas Education Agency.

Created on Aug 16, 2017 | Last updated August 16, 2017

Powered Libraries Video Premiere Schedule

Starting August 9th, tune into poweredlibraries.org weekly as Powered Libraries (a TLA initiative) unveils a new video each Wednesday leading up to Power Up at Your Library Week, October 1-7. That’s eight library video spotlights over the span of eight weeks.

Created on Aug 7, 2017 | Last updated September 22, 2017

TLA Executive Director Announces Retirement

On Friday, January 6, Texas Library Association (TLA) Executive Director Patricia H. (Pat) Smith announced her retirement effective June 30. She has led the country’s largest state library association since 1987.

Created on Jan 10, 2017 | Last updated January 10, 2017

Power Up at Your Library Day | September 15, 2016

How is your library participating in Power Up at Your Library Day?

 

Created on Jul 1, 2016 | Last updated July 01, 2016

TLA's Newest Reading List Announcements

 

Selected by Librarians for Readers of All Ages 

Texas Library Association and its units and committees sponsor reading lists selected by member librarians solely to encourage free vonluntary reading for all. New lists are issued annually with the first -- the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List -- making its debut at the Texas Book Festival each fall.

Created on Nov 30, 2015 | Last updated November 30, 2015
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