Magazine article Texas Library Journal

Imagine Collaborate Innovate

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

Imagine Collaborate Innovate

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More than 25 million people live in our state, and Texas libraries have programs, resources, and services that can help them enhance their lives. Most importantly, Texas libraries have librarians, library support personnel, and advocates who work together to design, deliver, and promote incredible educational and electronic services.

LIBRARIES IMPACT:

* Education and a Ready Workforce

* Research, Innovation, and Top Tier Universities

* Economic Vitality and Support for Business Development

"Sync Up!" 2015 explores these priority state concerns and other critical areas for Texas libraries. From April 14 -17, you and thousands of your colleagues will connect in Austin to prepare for your own challenges, master new skills, make important contacts and relationships, and help establish an exciting and professionally-supportive environment for librarians and libraries in the coming year.

In addition to the vast learning opportunities, the TLA conference offers you an unparalleled venue to network.

What Makes Conference Special?

Spending time with colleagues, knowing that you are part of a community, and sharing the experience of discovery make TLA conference the learning event of the year. Beyond the impressive array of daily sessions, TLA offers many opportunities for you to enjoy conference through special events. Here are just a few!

Preconferences. From Storming the Capitol with colleagues in a fun and energizing advocacy experience to Reframing Information Literacy, check out all of the terrific opportunities for you to enhance your CE credits.

Special Learning Forums. From the Hands On Labs to the Directors' Symposium, approach professional development from a truly experiential approach. At the Directors' Symposium on Thursday, April 16, nationally-known figures from a school, academic, and public library describe how they make their libraries indispensible.

Author Meal Functions. From the enjoyable selections ofTLA's Lariat List (adult fiction) and the ever popular TBA luncheon to the elegant Evening with the Authors, don't miss your opportunity to celebrate literature and authors at the various events (including the Black Caucus Session, Texas Tea, Opening Conference Session, and Friday's Youth Breakfast and Closing Lunch - both featuring Caldecott-winning authors) throughout conference.

CELEBRATIONS AUSTIN STYLE: Enjoy an 1980's sing along by the Alamo Drafthouse during the President's Party. …

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