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1 Be a Player: Professional Library Associations & You Ted Wanner, Continuing Education Specialist, Texas Library Association

2 Continuing Education?

3 30 years ago, most libraries still had card catalogs 22 years ago, no World Wide Web 18 years ago, no wikis or blogs 14 years ago, no Google 8 years ago, no Facebook, no Web years ago, no Twitter 4 years ago, no iPhone 2 years ago, no iPad

4 Associations For All Kinds of Libraries Academic School Public Special

5 Academic Libraries Over 150 in Texas Some Key Issues: –Library instruction –Integrated Library Instruction / Collaboration –SACS –Marketing, PR, and Advocacy –Money

6 Public Libraries Over 570 in Texas Some Key Issues: –Professional staffing –Relevance in the Internet Age –Library instruction and Programming –Marketing, PR, and Advocacy –Money, money –Disaster Preparedness

7 Special Libraries Corporate, museum, medical, law, art, etc. Sometimes hard to define or count (Over 9000 nationwide) Some Key Issues: –Money money money –Rising data costs –Marketing, PR, & Advocacy

8 School Libraries Over 7000 in Texas Some Key Issues –Professional staffing –Integrated Library Instruction / Collaboration –Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills –Labeling and other challenges –Marketing, PR, and Advocacy –Money money money money

9 Q: How do we address common issues with one voice?

10 A: Professional Associations!

11 National Level American Library Association (ala.org) –American Association of School Librarians –Association of College & Research Libraries –Public Library Association –Special Library Association –Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies –Library Leadership & Management Association –Etc.

12 National Level (cont.) American Association of Law Libraries American Society for Information Science & Technology Chinese American Libraries Association Medical Library Association Music Library Association Urban Libraries Council

13 Social Media Revolution Rise of Virtual Conferences National Divisions and Round Tables giving way to Communities of Practice Opportunities for Digital Natives

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16 ALA Annual Conference June 23-28

17 ALA Annual Conference Over 25,000 participants Speakers include Dan Savage, Sue Gardner, Molly Shannon, Jeff Kinney, Daniel Ellsberg, Brooke Gladstone, Jeff Jarvis, and many more Meetings on every aspect of libraries Nationwide Placement Center

18 Closer to Home

19 Texas Library Association Over 100 years old Largest state library association (bigger than New York, California, & Illinois combined) Nearly 7000 members Average of 7500 conference attendees 15 staff

20 TLA Divisions College & University Library Division Public Library Division Special Library Division Texas Association of School Libraries

21 TLA Districts

22 1.Abilene 2.Amarillo 3.Austin 4.Corpus Christi 5.Dallas 6.El Paso 7.Fort Worth 8.Houston 9.Lubbock 10.San Antonio

23 Round Tables & Interest Groups Major areas of interest in librarianship –Acquisitions, Archives, Automation, Cataloging, Children, Genealogy, Library Instruction, Reference, Supervision & Management, Young Adults, etc. Special interests –Black Caucus, CE Providers, Distributed E-Learning, Doo Wop (fun), Gay-Lesbian-Transgendered, REFORMA, Service to Spanish Speakers, TALL Texans, TPALS (vendors), etc.

24 Committees (examples) Functions within the Association –Awards, Budget, By-Laws, Conference Programming, Continuing Education, Legislative, Membership, New Members Major ideals of the Association –Intellectual Freedom, Leadership Development, Professional Recruitment and Retention, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, Texas-Mexico Relations

25 Publications Texas Library Journal TLACast Intellectual Freedom Handbook TexLine Texas Reference Sources Award lists (Bluebonnet, Tayshas, 2x2)

26 Texas Library Journal

27 Publications Texas Library Journal TLACast Intellectual Freedom Handbook TexLine Texas Reference Sources Award lists (Bluebonnet, Tayshas, 2x2)

28 Publications Texas Library Journal TLACast Intellectual Freedom Handbook TexLine Texas Reference Sources Award lists (Bluebonnet, Tayshas, 2x2)

29 BLOGSBLOGS

30 CE Opportunities District Meetings and Workshops

31 CE Opportunities District Meetings and Workshops Online tutorials & webinars –www.txla.org/ce

32 Examples of TLA webinars Opportunities in academic libraries with Claremont CEO Robert Walton Outreach to special populations with ALA President Molly Raphael Management series with Dr. Julie Todaro Copyright series with attorney / consultant Gretchen McCord

33 Upcoming webinars Free job-hunting series in Summer 2011 Leadership series with future ALA President Maureen Sullivan Technology integration Management and Supervision Collaboration and partnerships Library instruction

34 CE Opportunities District Meetings and Workshops Online tutorials & webinars TALL Texans Leadership Development

35 TALL Texans topics Leadership vs Management Communication, Coaching, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Advocacy Strategic Planning, Risk- taking, Ethics Personal Career Planning

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38 CE Opportunities District Meetings and Workshops Online tutorials & webinars TALL Texans Leadership Development

39 CE Opportunities District Meetings and Workshops Online tutorials & webinars Institutes –TALL Texans Leadership Development –Senior Leadership

40 Advocacy at 2011 Conference

41 Testifying to the Legislature

42 Legislative Efforts 2011 Session and Aftermath Restoration of direct state aid Restoration of TexShare Sustain Telecommunications Discounts TexShare databases for K-12

43 Legislative Efforts 2011 Session and Aftermath Restoration of direct state aid Restoration of TexShare Sustain Telecommunications Discounts TexShare databases for K-12

44 Legislative Efforts 2011 Session and Aftermath Restoration of direct state aid Restoration of TexShare Sustain Telecommunications Discounts TexShare databases for K-12

45 TLA Conference April 12-15, 2011 in AUSTIN Nearly eight thousand people Over 200 educational programs –Best practices –New tools –New inspirations

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47 TLA President Jerilynn Williams Public Librarian Montgomery County

48 Tentative Logo for 2012

49 2012 Preconferences Return on Investment – value of libraries Library Mashups – Social Media International library development Dealing with difficult patrons

50 Sample Workshops Social Media Grants & Fundraising Library Instruction Faculty Collaboration Programming for Children & Youth Management Assessment Intellectual Freedom Outreach Genealogy Facilties Redesign Virtual Reference eBooks & eReaders Presentation Skills Graphic Novels

51 Recent Keynote Speakers Julie Andrews Isabel Allende Ralph Nader Julie Powell Scott Simon Gloria Estefan Marlee Matlin Rita Perlman Paula Poundstone Gloria Steinem

52 2011 Speakers Jamie Lee Curtis Greg Mortenson

53 2012 Speakers?

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55 Other opportunities Networking (Welcome Party, Presidents Party) Book Cart Drill Team

56 Volunteer for Conference EVENTS: ANNUAL CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER LINK

57 Volunteer for Conference EVENTS: ANNUAL CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER LINK

58 Join Your Professional Association Get Published! Get New Skills! Make Things Happen!! Help Steer the Profession! Get a Job!!!!

59 Join both ALA & TLA for $35 Normal student rate: $25 TLA, $30 ALA Save $20! Member Groups and Communities Chapters

60 Joint Membership Link

61 Contact Info Ted Wanner Texas Library Association

62 Or reach me through MyTLA


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