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  1. 1. Be a Player: Opportunities in Professional Library Associations Ted Wanner Continuing Education Specialist Texas Library Association
  2. 2. Continuing Education? <ul><li>25 years ago, most libraries still had card catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>15 years ago, no World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>14 years ago, no wikis </li></ul><ul><li>12 years ago, no blogs </li></ul><ul><li>11 years ago, no Google </li></ul><ul><li>5 years ago, no Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>3 years ago, no I-Phone </li></ul>
  3. 3. Associations For All Kinds of Libraries <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Special </li></ul>
  4. 4. Academic Libraries <ul><li>Over 150 in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Some Key Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Library Instruction / Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SACS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, PR, and Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Public Libraries <ul><li>Over 570 in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Some Key Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance in the Internet Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library instruction and Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, PR, and Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money, money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Preparedness </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Special Libraries <ul><li>Corporate, museum, medical, law, art, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes hard to define or count </li></ul><ul><li>(Over 9000 nationwide) </li></ul><ul><li>Some Key Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money money money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rising data costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, PR, & Advocacy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. School Libraries <ul><li>Over 7000 in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Some Key Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Library Instruction / Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T exas E ssential K nowledge & S kills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labeling and other challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, PR, and Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money money money money </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Q: How do we address common issues with one voice?
  9. 9. Q: How do we address common issues with one voice? <ul><li>A: Professional Associations! </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Level <ul><li>American Library Association (ala.org) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Association of School Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of College & Research Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Library Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Library Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Leadership & Management Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. National Level (cont.) <ul><li>American Association of Law Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>American Society for Information Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese American Libraries Association </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Music Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Libraries Council </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Media Revolution <ul><li>Rise of Virtual Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>National Divisions and Round Tables giving way to Communities of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Digital Natives </li></ul>
  13. 13. www.ala.org
  14. 15. Texas Library Association <ul><li>Over 100 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Largest state library association </li></ul><ul><li>(bigger than New York, California, & Illinois combined) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~7000 members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~8000 conference attendees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 staff </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. TLA Divisions <ul><li>College & University Library Division </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library Division </li></ul><ul><li>Special Library Division </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Association of School Libraries </li></ul>
  16. 17. TLA Districts (June 2010)
  17. 18. TLA Districts <ul><li>Abilene </li></ul><ul><li>Amarillo </li></ul><ul><li>Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Corpus Christi </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>El Paso </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Worth </li></ul><ul><li>Houston </li></ul><ul><li>Lubbock </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio </li></ul>
  18. 19. TLA Districts in 2011? Regions correspond to Texas Council of Governments
  19. 20. Round Tables & Interest Groups <ul><li>Major areas of interest in librarianship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions, Archives, Automation, Cataloging, Children, Genealogy, Library Instruction, Reference, Supervision & Management, Young Adults, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black Caucus, CE Providers, Distributed E-Learning, Doo Wop (fun), Gay-Lesbian-Transgendered, REFORMA, Service to Spanish Speakers, TALL Texans, TPALS (vendors), etc. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Committees (examples) <ul><li>Functions within the Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards, Budget, By-Laws, Conference Programming, Continuing Education, Legislative, Membership, New Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major ideals of the Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual Freedom, Leadership Development, Professional Recruitment and Retention, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, Texas-Mexico Relations </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Publications <ul><li>Texas Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>TLACast </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Freedom Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>TexLine </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Reference Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Award lists (Bluebonnet, Tayshas, 2x2) </li></ul>
  22. 23. Publications <ul><li>Texas Library Journal </li></ul><ul><li>TLACast </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Freedom Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>TexLine </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Reference Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Award lists (Bluebonnet, Tayshas, 2x2) </li></ul>GET PUBLISHED!
  23. 24. CE Opportunities <ul><li>District Meetings and Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutorials & webinars </li></ul>
  24. 25. CE Opportunities <ul><li>District Meetings and Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutorials & webinars </li></ul>GET NEW SKILLS!
  25. 26. Legislative Efforts <ul><li>Restoration and expansion of state aid </li></ul><ul><li>Library Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infrastructure Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Library Districts </li></ul><ul><li>65% Rule </li></ul><ul><li>TexShare databases for K-12 </li></ul>
  26. 27. Legislative Efforts <ul><li>Restoration and expansion of state aid </li></ul><ul><li>Library Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Infrastructure Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Library Districts </li></ul><ul><li>65% Rule </li></ul><ul><li>TexShare databases for K-12 </li></ul>MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!!
  27. 28. Special Projects <ul><li>Texas Accellerated Library Leaders (also known as TALL Texans) </li></ul>
  28. 29. TALL Texans <ul><li>Defining your leadership style </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Influence, Power, and Change </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Taking </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Management </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching and Performance Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Career Goals </li></ul>
  29. 30. TALL Texans <ul><li>5 years experience in libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Online applications available October 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Applications due first week of January </li></ul><ul><li>Notification by March 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Institute is usually 2 nd or 3 rd week of June </li></ul>
  30. 31. Special Projects <ul><li>Texas Accellerated Library Leaders (also known as TALL Texans) </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars (Disaster Relief fundraisers) </li></ul>
  31. 38. Special Projects <ul><li>Texas Accellerated Library Leaders (also known as TALL Texans) </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars (Disaster Relief fundraisers) </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism & Ethics Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming Libraries </li></ul>
  32. 39. Special Projects <ul><li>Texas Accellerated Library Leaders (also known as TALL Texans) </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars (Disaster Relief fundraisers) </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism & Ethics Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming Libraries </li></ul>HELP STEER THE PROFESSION!
  33. 40. TLA Conference <ul><li>Annual </li></ul><ul><li>Seven to eight thousand people </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 educational programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renew your enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members get discounted rates </li></ul></ul>
  34. 42. Some Past Speakers <ul><li>Isabel Allende </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Nader </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Powell </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Simon </li></ul>
  35. 43. Other Recent Speakers <ul><li>Julie Andrews </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Barry </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Jenna Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Cosby </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria Estefan </li></ul><ul><li>Marlee Matlin </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Perlman </li></ul><ul><li>Paula Poundstone </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria Steinem </li></ul>
  36. 44. San Antonio * April 14-17
  37. 46. New TLA President <ul><li>Maribel Castro </li></ul><ul><li>School Librarian </li></ul>
  38. 47. Possible Keynote Speakers
  39. 48. TLA Conference Programs
  40. 49. Sample Workshops <ul><li>Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Grants & Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Library Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Programming for Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Genealogy </li></ul><ul><li>New Reference Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Skills </li></ul>
  41. 50. Librarians vs. Guitar Hero
  42. 51. Young Adult Round Table Gaming Preconference 2011 <ul><li>Full Day event with both sample games and presentations on games for marketing, outreach, & library instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers needed! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact YART Chair Jennifer Smith </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  43. 52. Other 2011 Preconferences <ul><li>Return on Investment – value of libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library Mashups – Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Dia de los Ni ň os programming </li></ul><ul><li>Library security w/ the Black Belt Librarian </li></ul>
  44. 53. Advocacy
  45. 54. Volunteer for Conference <ul><li>WWW.TXLA.ORG </li></ul><ul><li>EVENTS: ANNUAL CONFERENCE </li></ul><ul><li>VOLUNTEER LINK </li></ul>
  46. 55. Volunteer for Conference <ul><li>WWW.TXLA.ORG </li></ul><ul><li>EVENTS: ANNUAL CONFERENCE </li></ul><ul><li>VOLUNTEER LINK </li></ul>GET A JOB!!!!
  47. 56. Join Your Professional Association <ul><li>Get Published! </li></ul><ul><li>Get New Skills! </li></ul><ul><li>Make Things Happen!! </li></ul><ul><li>Help Steer the Profession! </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Job!!!! </li></ul>
  48. 57. Join both ALA & TLA for $35 <ul><li>Normal student rate: $25 TLA, $30 ALA </li></ul><ul><li>Save $20! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ala.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.tinyurl.com/yfsg7z7 </li></ul>
  49. 58. Joint Membership Link <ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/yfsg7z7 </li></ul>
  50. 59. Contact Info <ul><li>Ted Wanner </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.txla.org </li></ul>

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