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

Assembly Highlights

Join the Texas Library Association for Annual Assembly in Austin, TX from July 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency (208 Barton Springs Rd), and immerse yourself in two singular opportunities with fellow librarians statewide. These events are ticketed, registration for Annual Assembly is free, and space is limited.

Created on Jun 20, 2017 | Last updated June 20, 2017

Remembering Margaret Nichols, Former TLA President

The Texas library community mourns the passing of Margaret Irby Nichols who died on June 6, 2017 in Denton.  A Texas Library Association (TLA) president in 1984-85, Margaret was widely known for her integrity, dignity, and charismatic personality.

Created on Jun 8, 2017 | Last updated June 08, 2017

2017-2018 Tejas Star Reading List Announced

Recommended Bilingual and Spanish Reading List

AUSTIN – Texas librarians announced the best bilingual and Spanish books for children in April at the 2017 TLA Annual Conference in San Antonio. The Tejas Star Reading List consists of recommended Spanish and/or bilingual books, selected by librarians comprised of the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), the Children’s Round Table (CRT), the Public Library Division (PLD), and the Latino Caucus.

Created on May 31, 2017 | Last updated May 31, 2017

85th Texas Legislative Session Ends

The 85th session of the Texas Legislature came to an end on Monday, May 29 with Senate and House leaders pointing fingers and casting blame on which chamber bears responsibility for the fact that a special session is likely to be called.

Created on May 30, 2017 | Last updated May 31, 2017

Call Today! Last Chance to Impact Library Legislation

It is the last week of the 85th Texas Legislative Session and we are down to the wire! 

Two library-related bills are on the House Calendar tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23 which is the last day the House may pass Senate bills.

Please call your representative today and ask that they vote FOR these bills. Here’s the link to find out who represents you.

Created on May 22, 2017 | Last updated May 22, 2017
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