Announcements

Texas Library Association Welcomes New Executive Director

After an extensive national search, the Texas Library Association (TLA) appointed Dana Braccia as the new Executive Director starting October 1, 2017. Braccia brings a diverse range of experience and expertise in innovative library and operational management as well as member relations and industry partnerships to the association.

Created on Sep 11, 2017 | Last updated September 12, 2017

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

TEA Releases Draft ESSA State Plan for Public Comment

On July 31, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan for Texas for public comment. The comment period runs through Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and comments can be submitted via email at essa@tea.texas.gov.

Created on Aug 1, 2017 | Last updated August 21, 2017

Texas Gov. Abbott Officially Declares October 1-7, Power Up at Your Library Week

TEXAS – On July 21, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a certificate officially declaring October 1-7,

Created on Jul 25, 2017 | Last updated July 26, 2017

TLA Statement on Discriminatory Legislation

Texas’ libraries are open to, and serve, all Texans. They are places where community members go to learn, create and find resources to help them build rewarding lives.

Created on Jul 24, 2017 | Last updated July 24, 2017
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