Personal Development

Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back


Catch the Highlights! is an opportunity for Professional Development Award winners to share what they learned from their educational activities. We have two presenters:

Civil War Voices: Records from the National Archives and a Personal Collection


Researcher John Emond presents dramatic, humorous, and poignant “voices” of soldiers from the North and South through their documents and letters. Presentation materials available online.

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The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden


Joel Goldstein presents a comprehensive account of the Vice Presidency as the office has developed from Walter Mondale to Joe Biden. Goldstein will discuss how a constitutional office can evolve as well as the critical role of political leadership in institutional development. A book signing follows the program.

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TL News Night



TL News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts from state library associations.


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Intellectual Freedom – Core Values for All Librarians


Explore issues of intellectual freedom and the impact librarians have on this basic freedom.

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Kate DiCamillo: Virtual Author Event and LIVE Webcast


Join two-time Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo as she discusses her newest release, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. 

Memoir Writing for Older Adults

Join us as we promote the concept of libraries sponsoring memoir-writing workshops as a regular part of programming, in order to build community and attract library use by older adults.

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Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation


Your library offers a lot of great programs, resources, and services, but how can you determine what effects these have on your users?

TL News Night


TL News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts from state library associations.

Join HERE!

2016 SXSW for Libraries: Reports from the Field


Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Education and Interactive festivals showcase multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in education, innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC staffers Len Bryan and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees, the major themes that emerged and its relevance for libraries. 

Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard


If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into video creation, this is the place to start!

Before picking up the camera, we'll outline the pre-production steps, such as:

Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart of Busy People Make


Intelligent busy people sometimes cut corners when it comes to workplace relationships. Are you a degreed professional, devoted scholar and researcher, or just a superior smart cookie? You might have been rewarded for brilliant ideas, big grants, and amazing productivity, but not so much for getting along well with others. Now that no one wants to be part of your team, what will you do?


TL Virtual Cafe Social Justice


Social Justice @ Library DiscussionSchool and public libraries are democratic institutions of tremendous opportunity for the communities we serve.

Big Talk From Small Libraries

 This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our speakers is from a small library or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology (new tech and old tech) to programming to partnering with your community.

Come for the programs on what you’re dealing with now or maybe try something new.

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The Networking Game


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How well are you telling your story and showing your impact?, a free tool for nonprofits, can help with that. Silk can turn data in spreadsheets into websites, interactive charts and data visualizations, impact maps, a story canvas, or a contact database! Without using any code or requiring any tech skills.

Get to Know GrantStation


Get to know GrantStation, your one-stop solution for federal, state, and private grants research.

Restarting your Relationship with your IT Department (and Vice Versa)


Have you tried turning it off and back on?
Is it unplugged?
Is the Internet down?
Why can’t I just download it myself?

Do these questions define your relationship with your IT department (or conversely IT’s relationship with library staff)? Do you hear (or say) things like this often? You are not alone!

Soft Skills for Supervisors and Managers


Interpersonal relations can make or break your career.  Find out about soft skills and how to apply them to make yourself more effective and stand out in the workplace.

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Works in Progress Webinar: “I am the content.” How and why instructors discover and share course readings


Join this webinar to learn how the faculty experience of discovery and its roots in self-identity suggest ways libraries may influence their selections.


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