2019 TLA Election Results
President-Elect: Christina Gola
Representative-at-Large: Renee Newry
Congratulations to the outstanding individuals who were elected! In addition to the TLA Executive Board election, 10 units opted to participate in TLA’s online election system. The unit election results will be posted at a later date. These newly-elected members will assume office at the close of the 2019 TLA Conference in Austin.
Library-Related Bills Begin to Move
The March 8 bill filing deadline has passed, and members of the Legislature are turning their attention to moving their bills. It’s a long, convoluted process, with many obstacles along the way. And just when you experience success, that joy is tempered by the realization that you have to go through everything again when the bill moves to other chamber.
for the latest information on several bills impacting libraries.
Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020
On March 11, the
White House released its budget proposal for FY2020
. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program administered by the Department of Education. Learn more and then contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to preserve more than $210 million in federal funding for libraries.
Executive Leadership Immersion | Aug. 4-8 | Lakeway
Registration is now open for the 2019 Executive Leadership Immersion program. Engage with library leaders from around the state while learning how to create a culture of excellence.
Celebrate Lone Star Día in April
For more than 20 years, Children’s Day/Book Day, or El día de los niños/El día de los libros has emphasized the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a national celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates each year on April 30. Start planning your Día programming now! You’ll find resources on the
; and on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission