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Meet our New Book Review Editor — Welcome Emily Witkowski!

May 22nd, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews, President's Blog

I am pleased to introduce Emily Witkowski as the new TLA Book Review Editor. Many thanks to Charlotte Cubbage for her fine work as editor. Charlotte will help with the transition which should be completed by early summer. The Book Review Editor works with the review writers to produce approximately 4-6 reviews which will be published […]

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The Samuel French Archive Takes Center Stage

May 20th, 2015 | Collections

Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly   Like any good theatrical production, the Samuel French Company […]

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New: TLA Book Club

May 19th, 2015 | Membership, President's Blog

I am interested in starting a TLA Book Club focusing on titles from our Freedley and Wall Award winners and our current book reviews.  The list of past Freedley and Wall winners is an outstanding catalog of works all worth revisiting or discovering fresh.  Our TLA Book Reviews provide the current must-have titles on the […]

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President’s Report

May 13th, 2015 | President's Blog

President’s Report for Spring 2015 The TLA Board met in New York City on February 20, 2015. We had a productive meeting and successfully connected with our members on the west coast using good old fashioned technology – the telephone. It was my pleasure to welcome our new members Tanisha Jones and Joseph Talley and to welcome […]

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2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

May 1st, 2015 | Events

The TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards will be presented tonight, May 1, 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. Congratulations to Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt, Brian Hemesath, and Gino Bifulco – T.O. Dey Shoes. There will be a Memorial Tribute to Raoul Pène Du Bois. Additional information can be found here.   Image Description: Racks […]

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Distinguished Service Award — Call for Nominations

April 27th, 2015 | Awards, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award

Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award  Call for Nominations A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE The Theatre Library Association wants to celebrate the excellence of our profession by selecting an individual who embodies its best qualities. Please take a moment from your busy schedule to identify that person. Your Distinguished Service nominee should be […]

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Harry Ransom Center Announces New Curator of Theater and Performing Arts

April 20th, 2015 | Staff Transitions

TLA’s very own Eric Colleary (Webmaster and Co-Chair of the Website Editorial Committee) has been appointed Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Colleary will oversee access and interpretation of the Ransom Center’s theater and performing arts collections, including […]

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Book Awards Committee Update

April 16th, 2015 | Book Awards

Hello from TLA’s Book Awards Committee! Submissions are now closed for the 2014 TLA Book Awards. We’ve dispatched the final boxes of books to our jurors, and they are now busily reading the 107 nominated titles for this year’s GEORGE FREEDLEY MEMORIAL AWARD and RICHARD WALL MEMORIAL AWARD. The winners will be announced in early […]

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TLA Tours at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

April 15th, 2015 | ALA, Events

You are cordially invited to attend two different TLA tours at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. RSVP Form: For this year’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Theatre Library Association will be offering two different options to TLA and ACRL Arts Section members. The tours will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, […]

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Meet Our New Webmaster — Welcome Eric Colleary!

March 13th, 2015 | Job Postings, Members, President's Blog

I am delighted to introduce Eric Colleary as TLA’s new webmaster. Eric has extensive experience working with WordPress and social media. In addition, he has been appointed Co-Chair of the Website Editorial Committee and will work with Angela Weaver to further the activities related to the website and Broadside Digest.  His interests include archives, performing arts […]

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