Annual Assembly
Catch up on TLA activities and take some time for CE opportunities. TLA's Annual Assembly, a summer planning conference, provides networking activities while allowing TLA members the chance to shape the Association's activities for the coming year. On the agenda this summer: preparing for the next legislative session, developing the TLA conference in San Antonio, and much more.

Assembly will convene in Austin at the Hyatt Regency (208 Barton Springs Rd.), on Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10. All members of the association are encouraged to attend. Registration is free. For more information to book your hotel room and to see schedule information, see ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2016.

Special Events

Thursday, July 7

TLACast Newsletter

Volume 35 No. 3 | May 2016
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401 | Austin, Texas 78746-6763
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Corporate Members

Thank you to our Corporate Members for their continuous and unparalleled support!
Visit with our Exhibitors | 9:00am - 4:00pm.

ALL ASSEMBLY LUNCHEON (Ticketed) | Noon - 1:20 pm.
TLA President Walter Betts invites you to join him for a Dutch-treat lunch. Hear the latest news for libraries and enjoy a relaxing lunch with your colleagues.

TLA Social Event: An Evening at Zilker Park Hillside Theater. Stay tuned for details.
Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 9
Association-specific training is offered on TLA budget processes and unit webmastering. Sessions focusing on topical issues and technology convey CE credit. Check the daily schedule.

Introduction to TLA Finances | Noon - 1:00 pm.
Chairs are invited to learn about TLA budgeting and financial policies and practices that impact units and committees. Presented by TLA's Director of Administration.

Hot Topics: It is TLA's tradition to have an hour-long Hot Topics forum on an issue facing the library profession and the association. Join us for an invigorating discussion to help TLA plan future directions while enjoying some light refreshments. All Assembly attendees are invited.

Dine-Arounds: Join a group for dinner at a local restaurant.
Chairs Planning Session | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm.
All TLA committee and unit (division, round table, district, interest group) chairs are encouraged to attend this session designed to provide resources for smooth navigation through TLA's operations. Get answers to your questions in small group discussions with Executive Board liaisons.