Getting Involved in TLA

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The group affiliations you select as part of your TLA membership will automatically include you in a network of colleagues that share your professional interests. You may add additional groups for a small additional fee.

The basic dues includes a complimentary membership in one division, and one round table or interest group (see TLA Groups) in also included in the basic dues. If you choose to join additional divisions, 10% is added to the basic dues for each added division and 5% for each additional round table and/or interest group.

TLA's yearly calendar includes Annual Conference held in March or April, the TALL Texan Leadership Development Institute in June, Annual Assembly in July, and district meetings in the fall (September-November). The Association's officers, unit committees, and task forces, of course, meet throughout the year to fulfill their specific missions.

By attending TLA events, requesting a committee appointment, being a conference volunteer, volunteering with a unitparticipating in legislative advocacy, and assuming an active role in your chosen TLA groups, you'll find endless ways to further the mission of the Association while discovering resources and opportunities to enhance your career.

Read "The Texas Library Association: What, How, & Why" (Fall, 2005 in TLJ) by Gretchen McCord on how TLA is structured.

Created on Mar 20, 2010 | Last updated March 29, 2018