Calling all library enthusiasts! TLA’s Annual Assembly takes places next week in Austin, July 8-10, in Austin. Join your colleagues in planning for the Association’s activities over the coming year.
Fun networking events, free CE (see the list below), and the chance to shape professional initiatives over the coming year are on the agenda. Hot topics include copyright, staff training, the State Library’s TexQuest program, social media and website development, grants and funding, legislative happenings, and much more! See Assembly Highlights for the full schedule of events and meetings.
In additional to the annual luncheon, which will feature Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee Byron Cook, meet up with your friends for a fun riverboat cruise and BBQ dinner.
Special Events at Assembly
TUESDAY, July 8
· Introduction to TLA Finances: 5-5:30 pm. Chairs are invited to learn about TLA budgeting and financial policies and practices that impact units and committees. Presented by Glenda Genchur, TLA Director of Administration.
· Chairs Planning Session: 7-9 pm. All TLA committee and unit (division, round table, district, interest group) chairs are encouraged to attend this session designed to provide resources for smooth navigation through TLA’s operations. Get answers to your questions in small group discussions with Executive Board liaisons.
WEDNESDAY, July 9
ANNUAL ASSEMBLY DAILY (FREE) CE OPPORTUNITIES
For Texas Ballroom 1
8:30-9:20 am: Introduction to Constant Contact (speaker TBA)
9:30-10:50 am: Ten Things Your Website Must Have by Richard Dietz
11:00-11:50 am: Business Reference Online 101 by April Kessler
1:00-2:20 pm: Grantsmanship 101 by Toni Turner
2:30-4:20 pm: Tech Tools with Tine: Introduction to Google Scholar by Tine Walczyk
For Foothills 1
8:30-9:20 am: How to Talk to IT Staff by Tine Walczyk
9:30-10:50 am: Building an Effective and Revenue Generating Friends Board by Mary Beth Harrington
11-11:50 am: TBA
1-2:20 pm: Social Media Marketing by Laura Young
2:30-4:20 pm: Grants Administration & Management by Carolyn Appleton
Special Wednesday Events
Ten Things You Need to Know about Copyright, 5:30 – 6:30 pm: All-Assembly discussion forum led by copyright legal specialist and attorney Gretchen McCord. (Free CE credit.)
Support Staff Training, 7:30 – 8:15 pm. Learn about the opportunities in CE for support staff and hear a preview of the forthcoming webinar series by Julie Todaro.
TSLAC’s New TexQuest, online resources for schools, 7:30 – 8:15 pm: The latest info on K-12 databases from TSLAC’s Len Bryan. (Free CE credit.)
Legislative Update, 8:30 – 9:15 pm: Find out what ahead during the 84th Legislative Session and what you can do to help increase support for libraries. (Free CE credit.)
Dine-Arounds: Join a group for dinner at a local restaurant.
THURSDAY, July 10
Exhibits, 10 am – 4 pm (List as of July 1)
· Aunt Boos Books
· Gale Cengage Learning
· Godfrey’s Associates, Inc.
· Library Interiors of Texas
· Overlooked Books
· Pro Forma Architecture, Inc.
· The RoadRunner Press
· SocioSights Press
· Somohano USA
· Stars Information Solutions
· Texas Woman’s University
· Texserve/Dallas County Schools
Luncheon; speaker is Rep. Byron Cook, Chair of the House State Affairs Committee
Enjoy BBQ and a river boat cruise on Lady Bird Lake with some of your favorite TLA friends.
TLA thanks our Annual Assembly sponsors: EBSCO & LearningExpress, LLC.
Director of Communications
Texas Library Association