Magazine article Texas Library Journal

100th TLA Conference Wraps Up

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

100th TLA Conference Wraps Up

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Approximately 6,500 librarians, library supporters, authors, and vendors gathered in Fort Worth for an outstanding week of professional development, networking, and fun. The event marked the 100th conference of the Association and was celebrated with birthday cake and exceptional programming.

This unprecedented conference featured three general session speakers: retired soldier and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez, internationally-recognized researcher Dan Ariely, and celebrated author Neil Gaimon. Library experts from across the state and nation discussed issues such as information literacy, advancements in library support of the curriculum, copyright, programming, assessment, demonstrating value, advocacy, and technology initiatives.

TLA's Connect to Know hub in the exhibit hall allowed members to visit with each other, meet TLA's membership coordinator, ask questions (and get answers) about TLA and conference, and contribute video observations. …

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