Come See Us at #txla17!

Safe travels for everyone headed to the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio! CTLS and Tocker will be sharing a booth in the exhibit hall. All CTLS staff will be at conference so our office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. If you need us, come by the […]

Taking Action on Senate Bill 902 and Public Library Accreditation

Shared from the Library Issues and Taking Action page of the Texas Library Association Website:

SB 902 Would Eliminate Most Criteria for Public Library Accreditation

Fact Sheet | Talking Points (for internal use only)

Senator Brian Birdwell (SD 22) introduced SB 902 relating to a prohibition on the adoption of certain library standards by […]

Remembering Christine McNew

Image from Katelyn Patterson

Texas Library Association statement, reprinted with permission

Remembering Christine McNew

Christine McNew, youth services coordinator in the Library Development and Networking Division at the Texas State Library and Archives passed away this week. Over the years, Christine made remarkable and highly visible contributions to the services offered to Texas […]

Come see us at #TXLA16!

Come see us at the Texas Library Association Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston! CTLS will be sharing a booth with the Tocker Foundation, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineers (TAME) Trailblazer bus, and the Writers’ League of Texas. We don’t currently have our booth number but will share […]

Public Library Division Membership Party @ TXLA2016

Look for your fellow CTLS members at the Public Library Division Membership Party at the 2016 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Houston at the end of the month!

TLA Announces TALL Texans, Class of 2016

CTLS wishes to congratulate this year’s class of TALL Texans!

From the TLA website:

The Texas Library Association is proud to announce the Class of 2016 for the Texas Accelerated Library Leaders program, more popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute:

Maria Baagala, University of Texas at Arlington Kelsey Brett, University of Houston Christy […]

Texas Library Snapshot Day, October 31st

From the TLA website:


How does Library Snapshot Day work?

Although the standard date is October 31, libraries can pick any single day in October and promote that day to their community and students.

1. Let folks know you’ll be “snapping” a shot of the library’s […]

TLA SMART Award Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for the SMART award has been extended to September 21, 2015.

The link for the award is available at: http://www.txla.org/groups/smart-award

The Supervision, Management and Administration Round Table recognizes innovation excellence with the annual “Smart Award”. This award is given to one library staff member annually for effective and successful implementation of an innovative […]

TLA District 3 Registration Now Open

Registration for the District 3 Fall Meeting is now open! You can register on TLA website here: https://secure.txla.org/secure/forms/mtgLogin.asp

Theme: Libraries of the Future/The Future is Now

Time: 8am-4pm, October 9, Friday

Onsite Registration: 8am-8:45am


The Art Institute of Austin

101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100

Austin, Texas 78728



Public Library Scholarships Available for TLA Annual Conference 2016

February 1, 2016 – Deadline for Scholarship Application postmark The Public Library Division of the Texas Library Association will award four individual Scholarships (stipends) of $500 each to qualified applicants currently employed in Texas public libraries. The purpose of the PLD Scholarship is to encourage TLA and PLD membership, to advance the goals and […]