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TLACast Newsletter
Volume 35 No. 5 | August 2016
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Nominate Your Favorite Librarian
The American Library Association invites you to nominate your favorite librarian for the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award. The award recognizes the public service of exceptional public, school, college, community college or university librarians who have transformed lives and communities through educational opportunities and lifelong learning. ALA is accepting nominations now through Sept. 19.

The ALA will select up to 10 librarians. Each honoree will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the I Love My Librarian Award ceremony and reception in New York City on November 30, 2016, hosted by the philanthropic foundation and award sponsor, Carnegie Corporation of New York. Read the full details.

TBF is Looking for Volunteers
Are you consider volunteering at this year's Texas Book Festival? Here's an easy two-step process to sign up. How to volunteer:

1. Read the TBF's Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)
2. Click on the left menu links below to read the volunteer descriptions and to sign up.

The Texas Teen Book Festival, taking place this year on October 1, 2016 at St. Edward's University in Austin, and the Texas Book Festival will be hosted on the capital grounds November 5-6, 2016. Keep a look out for TLA's booth (#601).

TSLAC awards 2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2017
Science, technology, engineering, art and math take center stage alongside reading, writing, robots and more in the list of grant proposals recently approved by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). Together with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, TSLAC awarded $2.1 million in grants to 73 libraries statewide.

The awardees included libraries spanning the state such as the Harris County Public Library, Plano Public Library System, Abilene Library Consortium, Pottsboro Library, among several others. Congratulations to all the grantees! Read the full press release, here.