Over 400 Attend Annual Assembly
Thanks to all 411 attendees who joined us at the Texas Library Association Annual Assembly in Austin, TX. This four-day gathering provided a space for members to come together, connect, brainstorm, strategize, and share ideas in preparation for #txla17 and beyond. To look at photos from our gathering in July, visit our Facebook Album.

A big thanks to our Annual Assembly Sponsors: EBSCO and Learning Express. TX.

Executive Leadership Immersion

TLACast Newsletter

Volume 35 No. 5 | August 2016
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Reserve Your TLA Coloring Book
The Texas Library Association's Coloring Book will feature over 50 sketched canvasses in a one-of-a-kind package designed for adults and children and will be available for public sale starting at the Texas Book Festival (Booth #601). This project will benefit the TLA Library Disaster Relief Fund.

To accommodate the many wonderful illustrations, TLA's Disaster Relief Coloring Book will be printed as two separate booklets. The price has been set at $20 (tax included) for a shrink-wrapped set. If you buy four sets, you'll receive a fifth one for free.

Reserve a copy today!

New Login System for Members Only Section
TLA 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.
“This experience has changed my outlook on leadership in the context of libraries. This immersion gave me the opportunity of learning from leaders that have been able to achieve goals focused on their community. Thank you!"

“Really grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural program. I truly enjoyed Julie's teaching style and the format really allowed me to take in tons of great information. Would highly recommend to my colleagues."

“I came away with more in-depth knowledge about leadership, but also more inspired about our profession and my expertise."

The Texas Library Association proudly announces the inaugural class of the 2016 Executive Leadership Immersion. Fifty-three participants from public, school, academic, and special libraries declared this first-ever immersion a resounding success. The immersion focused both on the unique skill sets and aptitudes needed to lead today's complex organizations and on real world projects drawn from the participants' institutions. Classroom sessions were supplemented by private and group consultations in which facilitator Julie Todaro guided participants through the process of refining and strengthening their work-related projects.

Plans are underway to offer the immersion from July 30 - August 3, 2017 at the Barton Creek Omni in Austin.

Reviews from participants:

First Time Logging In
Logging in to the new system is easy. Instead of entering your Members Only User Name, you will use your primary email address as it set on your TLA Membership Record. For the password, enter your current Members Only Password.

But I forgot my password!
The new login system makes it easy for you to reset your password. Click on the Forgot Password link, enter your primary email address as it set on your TLA Membership Record and then select Reset Password. In minutes, you will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

I can't remember what email I used for my TLA Membership!
We are currently in a transition period where users can use their Members Only User Name to login. To do this, from the login page select Login with user name. There you will enter your Members Only User Name and Password.

But I still can't login!
If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact us at 512-328-1518 or, and we will help you.