After two years of virtual conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Texas Library Association Annual Conference returns as an in-person event next week at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, reports Andrew AlbanesePublishers Weekly senior writer.

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“TLA organizers say they are energized by the prospect of Texas librarians coming together again, under a conference theme of ‘Recover, Rebalance, Reconnect,’” he tells me.

“Although we are talking about a state library conference, this show is a big deal,” he adds. “The TLA conference is the nation’s largest state library association meeting by a Texas mile, and it’s very much like a national show. Before the pandemic, the conference regularly drew more than 7,000 librarians, publishers, and vendors and 500 exhibiting companies each year.”

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