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

2017 Texas Library Association Awards

TLA congratulates all of the individuals, institutions, and projects that were nominated for recognition this year. Hundreds of colleagues, teachers, and librarians worked tirelessly to help students, co-workers, friends, and fellow library workers receive attention and honor for their work.


Created on May 17, 2017 | Last updated May 22, 2017

Update on Executive Director Search Process

The TLA Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by TLA 2016-2017 President Walter Betts, received more than 40 applications. Of the seven candidates selected at the first screening stage, four submitted Phase 1 materials which included a writing piece and a webinar. A focus group of 14 TLA membership representatives and the Search Committee participated in the Phase 1 evaluation.

Created on May 17, 2017 | Last updated May 17, 2017

Support Library Funding: Contact TX Senators Cornyn & Cruz Today!

May 19 is the deadline for US Senators to sign the letters supporting LSTA and IAL funding.

Thanks to your efforts generating support in the House of Representatives for FY 2018 LSTA and IAL funding in the form of Member signatures on our champions’ “Dear Appropriator” letters, we succeeded in topping last year’s signer totals by 14% for IAL and a fabulous 64% for LSTA, netting a full third of all House Members on each letter! 

Created on May 9, 2017 | Last updated May 09, 2017

2017 & 2018 Annual Conferences


Mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Conference from Tuesday, April 3rd - Friday, April 6th in Dallas! 

Created on May 1, 2017 | Last updated September 28, 2017
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