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

TALL Texans Leadership Institute Applications are Open

Application forms for the 2017 TALL Texans Institute are open as of October 1 and must be submitted by January 27. This seminar, which trains 24 librarians from all types of libraries on advanced leadership and management techniques, will be held July 16-20 at the Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas, TX.

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

TLA 2017 Slate

 The Executive Board Candidates

The Nominating Committee has announced the following candidates for the 2017 election.  Thank you to these outstanding individuals for their willingness to serve the association in such an important manner.

The election will open on February 16.  To be eligible to vote, members must be current 2017 members by February 1, 2017.

Created on Sep 22, 2016 | Last updated September 22, 2016

A Successful Powered Libraries Response

 Over 300 Programs Participate in #PoweredLibraries

What an exciting array of innovative programs and activities that were celebrated in Texas libraries on September 15!  The Texas Library Association praises the outstanding contributions of Texas librarians who participated in our first Power Up at Your Library Day.

Created on Sep 16, 2016 | Last updated September 22, 2016

Save Copper Mountain Library


TLA's Open Letter to Killeen Mayor and City Council Members

AUSTIN – The following open letter was released by the Texas Library Association (TLA) and addressed to Killeen Mayor and City Council Members in regards to Killeen's Copper Mountain Library Branch.

Created on Sep 12, 2016 | Last updated September 12, 2016

Power Up at Your Library Day


Texas Gov. Abbott Declares September 15 “Power Up at Your Library Day” and Libraries Statewide Revv Up

Created on Sep 8, 2016 | Last updated September 08, 2016

Getting Ready to Retire?

Leaving Library Services Behind: An E-forum

TLA's Retired Librarians Round Table will host an e-forum October 26-27, 2016 aimed at putting aside fear and finding answers for many essential questions regarding planning for and making the most of your retirement. The e-forum format is similar to a town hall meeting or a panel discussion.

Created on Aug 22, 2016 | Last updated August 22, 2016

Members Only Section Updates

New Login System for Members Only Section

The Texas Library Association recently updated the way you login to the Members Only section. The most notable changes include the use of your email address instead of a username to login and the introduction of a self-service, password reset tool. Improvements have also been made to the Conference Registration System, TLA Award Nominations System, and Tall Texans Application System. 

Created on Aug 22, 2016 | Last updated August 22, 2016

Power Up Toolkit & Registration

Celebrate with libraries statewide on Sept. 15, 2016!






Created on Aug 15, 2016 | Last updated August 15, 2016
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