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 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 28, 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

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

US House Labor Subcommittee Approves Level Funding IMLS in FY2018

Yesterday evening, the U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee responsible for library funding (Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies) voted to recommend level funding in FY2018 of $231 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which will likely include $183 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.

Created on Jul 14, 2017 | Last updated July 14, 2017

July 12 Save Net Neutrality Day of Action

Save Net Neutrality Day of Action is Today!

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a public proceeding to roll back network neutrality protections instituted in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.

Created on Jul 12, 2017 | Last updated July 12, 2017
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