Announcements

Meet Your 2017 Executive Board Candidates

In February, Texas Library Association (TLA) members will elect four individuals to the Executive Board which serves as the central management board for the association, and recommends policy, budget and operating policies to the Council.

Get to know your fellow TLA members who have agreed to volunteer their time to serve in these essential leadership positions. They all bring great expertise and passion to the profession and to our association.

President-Elect 

Created on Dec 12, 2016 | Last updated December 12, 2016

Rebuilding Texas Libraries, One Coloring Book at a Time

For Immediate Release  
November 29, 2016
 

Created on Nov 29, 2016 | Last updated November 29, 2016

You Shop, AmazonSmile Gives to TLA

 

Created on Nov 28, 2016 | Last updated November 28, 2016

TEA ESSA Survey Talking Points

The TLA's Joint Task Force on ESSA developed messaging to support the importance of effective school library programs to be used in responding to the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) online ESSA survey. The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 25, 2016 | Last updated November 18, 2016

TEA Seeks Input on ESSA Implementation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016

ESSA and Texas School Libraries

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind, includes new library-related provisions that identify effective school library programs as essential to the education of school children. ESSA does not define an effective school library program, nor does it require or mandate school librarian staffing, whether certified or not.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016

TASL Advocacy

Do Districts Have to Hire Librarians?   

In Texas, school districts have discretionary authority over school library staffing and programs. Neither state nor federal statute requires that a school librarian be assigned to every campus.  However, state regulations do address library facilities, certified librarians, and state standards for school libraries. 

Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) has produced two resources for school librarians around the state:

Created on Oct 10, 2016 | Last updated October 10, 2016

Nominate a Deserving Candidate

TLA Award Nominations are Open!  

Each year, TLA honors individuals, libraries, supporters, and projects with the TLA Awards; and the association depends on its membership to identify worthy candidates. Chances are you have someone in your library system or in your life that you always say deserves an award for the work that they’re doing, the projects or programs they’re leading, or the support that they’re giving in their community.

Created on Oct 2, 2016 | Last updated October 02, 2016
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