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TLA Virtual Membership Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Texas Library Association TLA
04:25
Welcome TLA Members! Happy Friday!
Texas Library Association TLA
34:52
We have 93 in the room plus panelists
Texas Library Association TLA
34:57
No, 97
Texas Library Association TLA
44:59
Please key in questions here in the chat box
Barbara Jansen
48:00
In reaching audiences, can students in library school keep their student membership the entire time they are in school and into their first year of professional practice? I think that will encourage them to continue as members when as they continue professional practice.
Aleya Stone
48:52
On the topic of connecting with others in the profession, I've created a library network discord server with text channels and voice channels. We're having a meet-up tonight at 7 Central in one of our meeting rooms: https://discord.gg/9KQxKY2
Brandi Dawson
50:37
How is TLA reaching out to partner with other governing bodies (TEA, TASB, TASA) to create connections so libraries are at the table when policy is being talked about and written when it comes to reopening the state?
Barbara Jansen
51:14
Thank you!
Walter Betts
51:38
We would have to coordinate with ALA with respect to the ALA/TLA Joint student membership.
Michele Santos
56:54
Info to join the first TLA Talks - a weekly online discussion focused on COVID-19 related issues. Our first interactive TLA Talks is Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30pm. Join members of the TLA response team: Christina Gola, University of Houston; Dan Burgard, University of North Texas Health Science Center; Manya Shorr, Fort Worth Public Library; and Mary Woodard, Mesquite ISD. There is no cost to participate, but you do need to register. Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uanB3InaTy-yjhuL90EVTg
Brandi Dawson
57:42
When/if the recession hits what advocation is being planned prior to the next legislative session to help libraries not loose as much funding? How can we start organizing now to show a united front?
Daniel Schwartz
58:18
Aleya - do you have the Discord server name? I recently got Discord and haven't explored it much.
Aleya Stone
59:02
It's called The Library Network. Here's the link which should take you directly to it: https://discord.gg/9KQxKY2
Daniel Schwartz
01:00:26
Aleya - Thanks.
Texas Library Association TLA
01:02:06
Jeanette, we're checking on the link on the web page - thanks!
Mark Smith
01:05:19
Yes that is correct
Mark Smith
01:05:53
We are posting TSLAC CARES grant guidelines and applications today.
Brandi Dawson
01:12:45
Beyond just conference planning what is the strategic plan and goals for TLA to move our organization forward and support the different divisions?
Brandi Dawson
01:15:50
Will there be an open call for those who want to be on the strategic plan team?
Wendy Woodland
01:20:15
https://txla.org/professional-development/tla-2020-virtual-conference/
Cecilia Barham
01:24:47
Past president is here for moral support.
Michele Santos
01:26:09
Keep an eye on TLA social media (Facebook and Twitter) and your email inbox next week for June speaker announcements!
Jennifer LaBoon
01:26:57
Michele is doing a great job with social media!
Michele Santos
01:27:27
Aww, thanks :)
Walter Betts
01:28:18
Are you also tracking "hiring freezes"?
Terry Roper
01:28:56
Excellent, interested in seeing impact of pandemic on all types of libraries
Deah Hester
01:29:42
Thank you! We want to retain as many librarians in our great state as possible in this time.
Danielle McGhee
01:30:13
Thank you TLA for all that you are doing! Excited about the year ahead.
Liz Philippi
01:30:29
Thank you!