Presenting the 2018 Lariat Reading List

The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the 2018 Lariat Reading List. The annual selection calls attention to outstanding fiction for adults published in 2016 and 2017.

Created on Jan 8, 2018 | Last updated January 08, 2018

2018 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

Making its third annual announcement, the Texas Library Association presents the 2018 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for children in grades K-5. 

Created on Jan 8, 2018 | Last updated January 22, 2018

Ask Sens. Cornyn and Cruz to Support the Museum & Library Services Act of 2017

At the end of 2017, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Museum and Library Services Act of 2017. The 2017 MLSA (S. 2271) reauthorizes the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), showing congressional support for the federal agency.

Created on Jan 4, 2018 | Last updated January 04, 2018

Powered Libraries Gears Up for an Exciting 2018

The TLA PR & Marketing committee is kicking off 2018 with two exciting events in Austin and Denver. Visit for more information about additional upcoming events

January 9, 2018 | The Power of Libraries Keynote at Re-Think It Conference | Austin, TX

Created on Jan 3, 2018 | Last updated January 03, 2018

Registration Is Now Open for the 2018 TLA Annual Conference

Registration for the 2018 TLA Annual Conference in Dallas is officially open.

The TLA community is one of the most vibrant, forward-thinking, and creative in the nation. Join us in April for learning, networking, and discovering alongside thousands who come together to strengthen all kinds of library communities. Explore a vast exhibit hall, brainstorm with future-ready leaders, and meet your favorite authors.

Created on Dec 15, 2017 | Last updated January 05, 2018

Junot Díaz and Rick Steves Headline the 2018 TLA Annual Conference

2018 KeynotesThe Texas Library Association (TLA) is proud to announce that Rick Steves and Junot Díaz will deliver keynote presentations at the 2018 TLA Annual Conference in Dallas, April 3-6, 2018.

Created on Dec 14, 2017 | Last updated December 14, 2017

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
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