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Give Your Input on TLA's Restructuring Plan

Posted By Jeanine Akers, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The TLA Restructure Task has been hard at work since last September.  Our charge from TLA President Susan Jennings is:


“Gather all data of what’s working and not working… try to retain the good parts… try to address the bad parts… ask our members… and come up with scenarios to be vetted by our membership.” 


With the above “game plan,” the Task Force is seeking feedback from all TLA members.  Attached is our first draft, created after reviewing the structures of other state library associations and looking at all information we collected from you about what is and is not working in the current TLA.  Some topics that have already been raised include:

·         the need to add a place for school librarians – possibly a roundtable?

o   are there any other groups that don’t have a place in the current proposed restructure?

·         possibility of assigning requirements to the 3 at-large members – perhaps based on type of library, geographic location, or no restrictions

·         the separation of the diversity and advocacy committees – add them in other existing places or have them stand alone?

We would love to keep the conversation going with all of our members, so consider this your invitation to share! Send your questions, concerns, and comments to Ruth Kinnersley (, Richard Groves (, or Heather Lanier ( by May 31st.

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