Monday, April 29, 2013

Texas Library Association

The Texas Library Association (TLA) just held its annual conference in Fort Worth, April 24-27.  Although the association was established in 1902, the first conference was not held until 1914, so 2013's conference was the 100th!

Today, TLA has over 7,600 members and is the largest state library association (with the largest state conference) in the country.  This is the first time the conference was held in Fort Worth since 1997.  It had grown so large that the conference had only been held in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas since then.

With the conference so close, most of the library staff was able to attend at least one day.  As I write this after the last conference day, I and my colleagues are exhausted but energized with ideas to improve Tarleton Libraries for our users.  Watch for future posts by other members of the LOL blog team on things we learned or saw at conference!

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