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A Conversation With James Fisher

February 13th, 2015 | Members, President's Blog

Congratulations to James Fisher on the publication of his new work entitled Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts), 2015.    James, can you tell us more about the thinking behind this volume? I had previously worked on two “Historical Dictionaries” – the first, co-authored by Felicia Hardison Londré, […]

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TLA Executive Board in 2015!

January 9th, 2015 | President's Blog

Congratulations to Tanisha Jones, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Joseph Tally, American Conservatory Theater, on their election to the TLA Executive Board. Warm welcome to you both! Congratulations to Diana King and Doug Reside on their re-election to the TLA Executive Board. Angela Weaver and I are both delighted to continue […]

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TLA in 2014

December 24th, 2014 | President's Blog

Season’s Greetings from Theatre Library Association  TLA is looking back on a fantastic 2014 We co-sponsored the SIBMAS TLA Conference in New York City. TLA launched the new website in July. We published PAR 30 –  Holding Up the Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare TodaySymposium Proceedings. Our October Event celebrated all of the TLA Awards […]

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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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End of Summer

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

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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TLA Website, TLA-List and Social Media

September 8th, 2014 | Job Postings, President's Blog

The launch of our website this summer has garnered wonderful feedback. We have received positive response to the design and layout. We have also received great response to our plan to publish more frequently in order to make our website a more timely source for news and updates on the activities of TLA and our […]

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SIBMAS TLA Conference 2014 — New York City

July 9th, 2014 | Conferences, Events, President's Blog, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

The SIBMAS TLA Conference was a fabulous and engaging event. New York City played host to delegates representing more than a dozen countries. I am honored to have had the experience of co-chairing this event with Alan Jones from SIBMAS and working with a dynamic planning group including Sylvie Francois and Jan Van Goethem from […]

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TLA Launches New Website!

July 7th, 2014 | Job Postings, President's Blog

Welcome to the new website! Welcome to the first posting of the President’s Blog! I am delighted to report that the wonderful work of the Website/Editorial Committee and our website designer, Greg Lord,  has resulted in this dynamic and beautifully designed website.  As I have reported in Broadside throughout the past year,  this has been […]

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