TLA Presents the 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

The Texas Library Association’s Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List (Topaz) highlights recently published nonfiction gems for readers of all ages.  Adult services and youth services librarians serve on separate committees that consider hundreds of nonfiction titles for adults and youth respectively.

Created on Dec 6, 2017 | Last updated December 06, 2017

TLA Statement: Katy ISD Removal of The Hate U Give

Intellectual freedom is one of the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) most strongly held core values. Libraries provide access to diverse books and resources, ensuring the freedom to read which is essential to an informed and engaged democracy.

Recently Dr. Lance Hindt, the superintendent of Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD), directed district librarians to remove The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas from their collections. A parent of a 6th grade student went directly to a Board of Education meeting and challenged the book due to questionable language.

Created on Dec 5, 2017 | Last updated December 05, 2017

"Tis the Season for Giving!

As 2017 draws to a close, please consider making a donation to the Texas Library Association as part of your end-of-year giving plans. Your tax-deductible donation will enhance TLA’s ability to promote and support the essential work of all Texas libraries.

TLA has joined #GivingTuesday (Nov. 28), a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

Created on Nov 9, 2017 | Last updated November 09, 2017

TLA Awards Over $100,000 in Disaster Relief Grants

The Texas Library Association (TLA) announced that $102,600 from the organization’s Disaster Relief Fund will be awarded to 25 libraries impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000 and can be used for technology, facility repair, collections, furnishings, or other needs related to storm damage. Academic, public, school and special libraries were eligible to receive assistance.

Created on Nov 7, 2017 | Last updated November 07, 2017

Announcing the 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

For Immediate Release          
November 4, 2017

Created on Nov 3, 2017 | Last updated November 08, 2017

Join TLA at the Texas Book Festival November 4 & 5

Over 280 authors are scheduled to appear at the 22nd annual Texas Book Festival November 4 and 5 in and around the Capitol grounds. Stop by and show your library love at the TLA Booth #313 all weekend long!

Created on Oct 13, 2017 | Last updated October 17, 2017

Renew Your 2018 TLA Membership Today

What a year this has been!

Created on Oct 11, 2017 | Last updated October 11, 2017

TLA at the Texas Teen Book Festival Oct. 7

Formerly known as the Austin Teen Book Festival and now in its ninth year, the Texas Teen Book Festival (TTBF) is a free one-day event that takes place on Saturday, October 7 at the St. Edward’s University Campus.

Created on Oct 2, 2017 | Last updated October 02, 2017

Application forms are open for TALL Texans Leadership Institute

The TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute welcomes online application forms from October 1 through January 26.

Created on Oct 2, 2017 | Last updated October 02, 2017

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
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