TLACast Newsletter
Library News
June 2017
Volume. 36 No. 4
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Nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award are open through September 18

Each year ten librarians are selected for the I Love My Librarian Award. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Winners will be announced on November 30, 2017.

A nominee must be a librarian with a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school. For more information or to nominate a colleague, visit:

Texas Bar Foundation Awards Harris County Law Library Grant to Expand Legal Tech Training Program

The Texas Bar Foundation awarded the Harris County Law Library a $23,000 grant in its first round of charitable giving in 2017. The funding will be used to purchase equipment for the Law Library's Hands-on Legal Tech Training Program.

The Law Library currently offers programs on legal technology through its Legal Tech Institute that are free and open to all. Training sessions focus on technologies that attorneys, self-represented litigants, and members of the public need to understand to access the court system and accomplish legal tasks. The Hands-on Legal Tech Training Program provides experiential learning opportunities for participants who use a computer and software during trainings to apply skills learned in real-time.
Power Up at Your Library Week (Power Up Week) | October 1-7

Power Up Week is a time to celebrate libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Each day during the week, TLA will be supporting local efforts with social media giveaways and videos featuring various libraries around Texas. Choose one or choose all. Customize your participation to fit your library. All types of libraries – academic, public, school, and special – can participate. Please register and share your plans with us!

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