Announcements

TALL Texans Class of 2017

The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute Class of 2017. These 24 individuals were selected from a pool of dynamic Texas library leaders to study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, persuasion, coaching, ethics, personal career planning, and more. 

Created on Apr 5, 2017 | Last updated April 07, 2017

Help Save Federal Library Funding

At least $210 million in federal library funding is at risk thanks to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) and cut $27 million for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) administered by the Department of Education.

Created on Mar 23, 2017 | Last updated March 23, 2017

2017 Election Results

The following individuals were elected in the 2017 election conducted by Survey and Ballot Systems, Inc. (SBS), an independent third party. In addition to the TLA Executive Board election, five units opted to participate in TLA's online election system. These newly-elected individuals will assume office at the close of the 2017 conference in San Antonio. 
 

Created on Mar 21, 2017 | Last updated March 21, 2017

TLA Statement on President Trump's Proposal to Eliminate Federal Library Funding


To fund increased military spending and tax cuts, President Trump’s America First: A Budget to Make America Great Again eliminates funding for libraries and museums, as well as arts, humanities and cultural programs. Collectively, these programs account for less than 0.5% of the national budget.

Created on Mar 17, 2017 | Last updated March 20, 2017

Win a 3D Printer for Your Library!



Attendees at the 2017 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in San Antonio will be eligible to win a Powered Up Prize Pack, including a FREE 3D Printer courtesy of PolyPrinter

Created on Mar 14, 2017 | Last updated March 21, 2017

The 2017 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List

Created on Feb 23, 2017 | Last updated February 24, 2017

Kick Off SXSWedu with TLA & TSLAC

Created on Feb 23, 2017 | Last updated February 23, 2017

Feb. 21 House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on TSLAC Budget

On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article I will consider agency budgets under Article I - General Government, which includes the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). TLA members from school, public and academic libraries will be on hand to testify to TSLAC's importance to the library community, the need for adequate funding, and why increasing funding for e-resources and broadband access is critical.

Created on Feb 20, 2017 | Last updated February 20, 2017
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