Events

June 4, 2015 - 11:00am
www.txla.org/CE-AZ
This introductory program describes the role of electronic resources in the library, from databases to eBooks. It includes basic techniques for working with these applications as well as the tools to use them, such as eReaders, smartphones, and tablets.
June 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
www.txla.org/CE
All libraries whether school, public, academic or even special have had to navigate through challenging financial times.  Having done this, it is natural to feel one must hoard our limited resources or that we will always have to deal with less.  In this webinar,...
July 7, 2015 - 8:00am - July 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
http://www.txla.org/annual-assembly
At Annual Assembly, held in July in Austin, TLA officers and committees gather to plan the year's activities and events. Conference planning at assembly includes program proposals and scheduling. In addition to the work meetings, several programs and special activities are...
July 16, 2015 - 11:00am
www.txla.org/CE-AZ
The instructor discusses the “care and feeding” of physical materials including basic book repair and caring for media (DVDs and CD Roms) as well as USBs and hardware peripherals.
July 19, 2015 - 3:00pm - July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
http://www.txla.org/texas-accelerated-library-leaders
The TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute provides advanced leadership and management education in service to all the libraries of Texas and the communities they serve. Participants study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, teambuilding, coaching,...
August 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
www.txla.org/CE
Asset-Based Community Development is a model for civic improvement which builds stronger, more sustainable communities by building on the skills of local residents and the services of local institutions. Dr. Ling hwey Jeng, Director of the School of Library and Information...
August 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
www.txla.org/CE
Libraries can no longer exist in a vacuum, in order for our libraries to remain sustainable, we need to start building partnerships with individuals and organizations in our community.  By first identifying our own self-interests and understanding and acknowledging the...
September 24, 2015 - 11:00am
http://www.txla.org/CE-AZ
Whether you are "on stage" with the customers or "backstage", you need to know how to communicate! Communication techniques, how to listen, how to manage the avalanche of messages we get every day. Communication styles will be included in this session, as well as handouts with...
October 21, 2015 - 11:00am
http://www.txla.org/CE-AZ
This webinar covers issues for serving juvenile patrons, including basic teaching techniques, coping with disruptive behavior, and legal issues of patron access and “latchkey kids”.
November 18, 2015 - 11:00am
http://www.txla.org/CE-AZ
Many support staff work side by side with library volunteers, or may even supervise them. This program provides “best practices” for interacting with unpaid library workers and some fundamentals of volunteer supervision.