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Executive Leadership Immersion | Apply by May 1, 2017

TLA's Executive Leadership Immersion (ELI) program is a fast-paced, multi-day training designed for current and aspiring managers from all types of libraries. Led by Julie Todaro, this executive experience features high level interactive sessions many of which are media-driven and include case studies, external experts, group discussion, individual project focus, and self-directed exploration. Participants submit their project focus in advance to receive a pre-workshop assessment of viability. Apply by May 1, 2017.
March 2017
Volume. 36 No. 2
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Pledge to Power Up at Annual Conference | October 1-7, 2017

  • Libraries are essential to the creation and sharing of ideas in the community
  • Libraries are forward-thinking, technology-driven institutions, more vital today than ever before
  • What libraries do reflects a truly diverse field of information work, representative of the variety and scaope of libraries in the state.
This year, TLA Attendees will have the opportunity to start planning as early as conference by pledging to Power Up in Cctober. Visit the Powered Libraries Kiosk in the registration area to get more information. Receive the most up to date campaign news through Facebook, Twitter (#poweredlibraries and @poweredlibrary), and

Corporate Members

We thank our corporate members for their investment in TLA and Texas libraries. See some examples of initiatives facilitated through our corporate partnerships that are making a large contribution to Texas libraries.

2017 Election Results

The following individuals were elected in the 2017 election conducted by Survey and Ballot Systems, Inc. (SBS), an independent third party. In addition to the TLA Executive Board election, five units opted to participate in TLA's online election system. These newly-elected individuals will assume office at the close of the 2017 conference in San Antonio.
TLA Executive Board
President: Ling Hwey Jeng (automatic succession)
President-Elect: Jennifer LaBoon
Treasurer: Edward Melton
Representative-at-Large: Marty Rossi
Representative-at-Large: Daniel Burgard

Texas Association of School Librarians
Chair-Elect: Nancy Jo Lambert

Supervision, Management, and Administration Round Table
Chair-Elect: Robin Swaringen
Secretary-Treasurer: Janet Cox

TALL Texans Round Table
Chair-Elect: Jacqueline Higginbotham
Secretary-Treasurer: Martha Rinn
Councilor: Jan Hodge
Councilor-Alternate: Laura Stiles
Young Adult Round Table
Chair-Elect: Naomi Bates
Secretary-Treasurer: Lorraine Roussin
Councilor: Sonja Schulz
Councilor-Alternate: Kelly Wadyko

District 5
Chair-Elect: Gail Shipley
Treasurer: Benjamin Baron

District 8
Chair-Elect: John Harbaugh
Secretary: Garrette Smith
Treasurer: Connie Doolin
Councilor: Elizabeth Nebeker
Councilor-Alternate: Lisa Loranc
Webmaster: Erin Cassidy

“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."
– 2016 ELI participant

Join the Powered Libraries campaign in celebrating Power Up Week October 1-7, 2017, a week where libraries across the state will showcase innovation and dynamic leadership. Last year to great success, over 300 creative programs were hosted statewide for Power Up at Your Library Day on September 15, 2016. More than 30,000 library users, librarians, library staff, stakeholders, and dignitaries around the state participated in the inaugural celebration.

Librarians around Texas organized events geared to promote technology, innovation, creativity, and literacy in their respective communities. Thanks to last year's positive feedback, we are expanding the Powered Up celebration to encompass an entire week. Save the date and start making plans now to incorporate Powered Up programs this October.

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