TLACast Newsletter
Annual Assembly Highlights
$ - indicates program carries a registration fee of $10 for TLA members / $25 for nonmembers.
June 2017
Volume. 36 No. 4
Thursday, July 6
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401 | Austin, Texas 78746-6763
Phone: 512.328.1518 or 800.580.2852 | Email:

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chairs Planning Session | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
All TLA committee and unit (division, round table, district, interest group) chairs are encouraged to attend an information session designed to provide you with resources to help you navigate smoothly through TLA's operations. Small group discussions with your Executive Board liaison will provide an opportunity to have all your questions answered.
Download the President's Handout
Download the Online Resources
Friday, July 7
9:30 am – 10:20 am
CE: TexShare-ProQuest | Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE: Ten Things Every Librarian Needs to Know about Copyright ($) | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CE: Reading Lists Boot Camp: What do we do now? | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

11:00 am – 1:50 pm
CE: Google Drive ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Introduction to TLA Finances | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
CE: Digital Patron Privacy | Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE: Be an Effective & Efficient Reading List Chair | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Unit Webmaster Basics | Texas Ballroom 2 (2nd floor)

2:30 pm – 4:20 pm
CE: School Library Standards | Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE: Top Challenges for New Senior Administrators | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

2:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Automation & Technology Round Table Hands on Lab Discussion Time | Hill Country D, (1st floor)
This session is to allow other groups (non-ATRT) that are thinking of creating a Hands On Lab to meet with us, discuss what they have planned, and what they would need (software/hardware) for their program. This is an opportunity for those other groups to hear what HOL ideas are percolating.

4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
CE: Google Docs & Slides ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)
CE: Fill Your Bucket List: Create a Retirement Game Plan | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Hot Topic Discussions: Community Engagement
Librarians use information and technologies to facilitate positive changes in the community. Whether you work in a public, academic, school, or special library, your library can become the essential backbone for community success. Learn how librarians can become equal partners with other organizational and governmental entities. President Ling Hwey Jeng and members of the TLA's Community Engagement Task Force will lead this interactive session to provide insights and ideas to take back to your library. Snacks will be provided.

Austin is gaining a reputation, on the national stage, as a contender for great food and entertainment. Visit one of Austin's wonderful restaurants, food trucks, BBQ joints or hit one of the local bars for a signature drink and some live music. VisitAustin can help you narrow your search and find the perfect destination for an evening with friends.
Saturday, July 8
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CE: Annual Report Mayhem ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)

2:30 m – 4:00 pm
TSLAC: Preparing for the Future with Texas Libraries
Join State Librarian Mark Smith and Assistant State Librarian Gloria Meraz for a review of the latest legislative and policy news. Learn how funding will affect you, and how the agency's upcoming Sunset Review offers an opportunity for library stakeholders to shape a dynamic and united framework for library and information services. This collaborative session will also offer an opportunity to begin exploring the needs and goals for strengthening our collective ability to manage and building digital resources and learning assets to support the educational and cultural programming.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CE: Persuasive Rhetoric ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Future of Brainstorming Session | Texas Ballroom 3 (2nd floor)
With more than 1900 pages, the TLA website has grown into a somewhat unwieldy, complex online resource built on a very old CMS. The design is not responsive for mobile devices, and information is difficult for the even trained users to access. This session will build upon last year's website contextual inquiry session discoveries, and will help TLA staff set priorities for TLA's short and long-term digital transformation.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
COUNCIL I | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
Council is the governing body of TLA. All Assembly attendees are invited.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Visit with our Exhibitors | Texas Ballroom Foyer (2nd floor)

8:00 am – 9:30 am | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Unit Webmaster Consultations | Texas Ballroom 2 (2nd floor)

8:00 am – 9:30 am
CE: Train the Trainer at Battledecks Speed ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)

10:00 am – 11:30 am
CE: Preventing a Lifetime of Trouble: Hiring the right People ($) | Foothills 1 (17th floor)

Noon – 1:20 pm
All Assembly Luncheon | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
TLA President Ling Hwey Jeng invites you to join her and legendary Texas novelist Sarah Bird for a Dutch-treat lunch. Always a crowd-pleaser, Bird is a critically-acclaimed and bestselling author, an activist, and a strong library champion and friend. Ticket price is $36 and preregistration is required for this ticketed event.
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The MakerMeal | Southwest Bistro-Private Dining Room
Guests will participate in the preparation of a delicious southwest dinner with the expert guidance of Executive Chef Ted Hill and Banquet Chef Juan Tovar of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Join us for this rare opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Chefs who will share tips and tricks of the trade. Tickets required. MENU
9:00 am – 10:00 am
COUNCIL II | Texas Ballroom 1 (2nd floor)
Council is the governing body of TLA. All Assembly attendees are invited.

Sunday, July 8