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Highlights from the ASTR TLA Conference

December 3rd, 2014 | ASTR, Events, President's Blog

The ASTR TLA Conference was held November 20 – 23 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The conference hotel was situated on the Inner Harbor a few blocks from the historic neighborhood of Fells Point.  The conference theme focused on the simple question — What Performs?  – encouraging discussion on the stuff of theatre such as props and […]

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Membership Rates

November 5th, 2014 | Membership, President's Blog

Dear TLA Members, Congratulations to TLA on a terrific year! The SIBMAS TLA Conference in New York City was a great success. We had more than 100 delegates in attendance and a week of dynamic presentations and discussion. We launched our new website in July and have received wonderful feedback on its design, layout and […]

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TLA in October

November 5th, 2014 | Events, President's Blog

On Friday, October 17th, at the New York Pubic Library for the Performing Arts, TLA hosted a wonderful evening of celebration and discussion. We celebrated the recipients of our multiple awards and enjoyed a panel presentation entitled Women in Film. The evening began with our Annual Business Meeting. I had a chance to report on […]

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Call for Papers – State of the Profession: Performing Arts Librarianship in the 21st Century

November 5th, 2014 | Performing Arts Resources, Publications

Performing Arts Resources – Volume 32 State of the Profession: Performing Arts Librarianship in the 21st Century This volume of Performing Arts Resources will consider the current status of performing arts librarians and archivists – as well as performing arts libraries in general.  It will reflect on issues of professional preparation and training, sustainability of the […]

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BROADSIDE Digest is Here

October 6th, 2014 | Publications

Introducing the inaugural issue of BROADSIDE Digest, a digest of TLA website content and news.  Don’t have time to click back through all of the previously posted items?  No worries; we’ve compiled all of the posts from July 7 through September 20 in one handy document.  You’ll be able to find all of the issues of the […]

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TLA Announces Rachow Award and McNamara Scholarship Winners

September 20th, 2014 | Awards, Brooks McNamara Scholarship, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award

Theatre Library Association has announced the 2014 winners of its Professional Awards. The Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award will be given to Jacqueline Z. Davis, the Barbara G. and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship will be […]

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Announcing a TLA Panel Discussion: Women in Film

September 16th, 2014 | Annual Business Meeting, Awards, Book Awards, Events

After taking a year-long hiatus, Theatre Library Association is proud to present the TLA Book Awards this Fall for performing arts books published in 2013. Keeping the performing arts libraries community engaged with the performing arts scholarship community is one of our most cherished mandates at Theatre Library Association. And we on the Book Awards […]

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2014 Elections Are Open Now

September 15th, 2014 | Annual Business Meeting, Elections, Events

An online ballot was sent to TLA personal and institutional members in good standing this past week to vote in the 2014 Elections. Voting is open now, and will continue until 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 17, 2014. If you are a TLA member and have not received a ballot or are experiencing difficulties […]

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TLA Announces 2013 Book Award Winners

September 13th, 2014 | Book Awards

The results are in! The Theatre Library Association is proud to announce the TLA Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2013. The George Freedley Memorial Award has been awarded to Alisa Solomon for Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, published by […]

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End of Summer

September 8th, 2014 | ALA, Annual Business Meeting, Awards, Book Awards, Brooks McNamara Scholarship, Conferences, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, President's Blog, Website

The end of summer is upon us. Best wishes to all of you in academic libraries for a terrific year ahead. To those of you not on the semester calendar, continued great work in the coming year. It has been a productive (and terrific!) year for TLA.  The summer was filled with activity beginning with […]

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