TLACast Newsletter
Annual Conference
Teacher Day @ TLA

Do you know a classroom teacher who would enjoy the TLA Annual Conference? Our annual conference – made up of books, authors, technology integration, makerspaces, curriculum connections, and supportive librarians – may very well be the stuff of teachers' dreams. They unquestionably have to experience it to believe it.
October 2017
Volume. 36 No. 6
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a) Identify motivated classroom teachers and
b) Start to lay the groundwork for conference attendance and travel funding.
The program's goal is for classroom teachers who experience a TLA conference to return to their districts as library advocates and collaborators - or perhaps become librarians themselves. Details about Teacher Day @ TLA may be found at

Official TLA Housing Now Available

When the 2018 Annual Conference dates were changed to April 3 – 6, TLA worked closely with onPeak, our official housing provider, to accommodate those who had already made reservations for the prior conference dates and to ensure hotel availability for the new dates.

If you booked your hotel prior to the date change, you should have received an updated confirmation from onPeak that your reservation was updated to the new Annual Conference dates.

If you have not booked your hotel, you'll find the lowest rates and most convenient hotels available through onPeak. Don't waste any time or money searching the internet for the right fit for your April trip. Book your hotel today!

Registration & Rates

2018 TLA Annual Conference registration will open in December, and you can view rates here. TLA members always save on conference registration. Not a member? Join and save now.

We look forward to seeing everyone April 3-6 in Dallas!

Now is your chance to make a teacher's dream come true! On Thursday, April 5, 2018, classroom teachers will have the opportunity to experience a special one day event during the TLA conference, comprised of speakers, activities, and pricing designed just for them.

We are excited to announce that Teacher Day@TLA attendees this year will be treated to a special visit from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis! Here is your chance to help. You, as a sponsoring school librarian, will play a crucial role by identifying interested teachers, helping them secure permission and funding for their attendance, guiding them through the registration process, and ensuring our guest teachers have a positive experience.

Planning is underway for a fun, interactive day for teachers who attend, as well as librarians who sponsor them. Participants are welcome to stay for the full conference. Now is the time for interested librarians to: