Texas Library Association

Letters About Literature

23rd Annual Writing Contest for Young Readers


Created on Sep 23, 2015 | Last updated September 23, 2015

Texas Readers Take the Top Spots in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge


Children in TX, FL, NY, NJ, and NC Logged the Most Reading Minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge


Created on Sep 21, 2015 | Last updated September 21, 2015

TLA Awards Season Now Open

It's Awards Season

Remember to nominate a colleague for a TLA award, grant, scholarship, or stipend. A recent recipient wrote:

"As I complete my education, I cannot explain my gratitude for receiving this award. I have no doubt in my mind that this award will positively impact my future and career in librarianship. Thank you again for selecting me!"

Created on Aug 31, 2015 | Last updated September 27, 2015

TLA Into the Future

Looking at TLA's Future

Created on Jul 28, 2015 | Last updated July 28, 2015

TLA Grants Wimberley Village Library Disaster Relief Funds

Texas Library Association Grants Wimberley Village Library
Disaster Relief Funds

Created on Jul 1, 2015 | Last updated July 01, 2015

Letter to Charleston, SC

Condolences to Charleston County Public Libraries,
South Carolina Library Association and the people of Charleston, SC

Created on Jun 22, 2015 | Last updated June 22, 2015

Flooding Assessment

Was your library affected by the severe Texas weather? 
The TLA Office is receiving calls from the media and concerned parties as to the status of libraries throughout the State. If your library was affected, please let us know by email with the following information:

Created on May 26, 2015 | Last updated May 26, 2015

State Funding News

TLA is pleased to report that, late last week, members of the Budget Conference Committee voted to approve additional funding for State Library programs, including Shared Digital Content, e-archives, staff salary, and other items. At this point, we do not expect any changes to these recommendations.

Created on May 26, 2015 | Last updated May 26, 2015

Sara Ortiz Joins the Texas Library Association

The Texas library community has a new guide in its mission to create a communications strategy and marketing campaign to articulate the mission, vision and goals of stakeholders. Sara Ortiz has joined the staff of the Texas Library Association (TLA). Ortiz was previously at Scholastic, the world’s largest trade publisher and distributor for children’s books, as a marketing manager in library/education marketing and conventions.

Created on May 15, 2015 | Last updated May 15, 2015
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