Magazine article Texas Library Journal

A Note from the TLA President

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

A Note from the TLA President

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30 years ago, in the Texas Library Journal fall issue, Texas Library Association (TLA) President Joe Dahlstrom announced that Patricia Smith been named the new TLA Executive Director. He lauded her service as the association's ALA Chapter Councilor, her tenure at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as manager of the Systems Development Department, and expressed confidence that her leadership and passion for libraries would benefit TLA tremendously.

Joe's, and indeed everyone's, expectations were not only met, they were exceeded as Pat brought her inspiring work ethic, creative ideas, and amazing energy to the association. With her leadership, TLA has grown into an association valued for its innovation and service to its members, and the TLA Annual Conference is recognized as a national-caliber conference produced by a state association.

However, change is inevitable, and Pat's service to TLA is coming to an end this year. On Friday, January 6 she announced her retirement effective June 30. The job of filling this position is critical to the future of the organization, and the TLA Executive Board established a very detailed and stringent process to ensure that the best possible person is hired.

The job was posted on various online job sites, including TLA's Jobline and the TLA Executive Board formed a search committee to embark on a national search. TLA President Walter Betts chairs the search committee, and members include Ling Hwey Jeng (president-elect), Susan Mann (immediate past-president), Sharon Amastae (2014-2015 president), Yvonne Chandler (2031-2014 president), Dana Rooks (2004-2005 president), and Gloria Meraz (former director of communications) to represent TLA staff. …

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