TLA Annual Conference Travel Stipend
The Tocker Foundation is pleased to provide travel stipends for staff at rural libraries to attend the TLA’s annual conference. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to learn from experts in the field, find new vendors in the exhibit hall, network with their peers, hear from authors as well gain valuable CEU’s at designated sessions.
Library staff in towns of 12,000 or less qualify to apply for this grant. First-time attendees are given priority in this grant selection. Apply early to plan for a full experience at the conference.
We are pleased to announce that the Texas Library Association will resume an in-person conference in 2022. Join us in Fort Worth, April 25-25. Applications for the Foundation's travel stipend are available in our application portal. Need to be added a new user? Please call the office for assistance. Deadline to apply is January 20, 2022.
Small Library Management Training Program
This program is on hiatus until further notice.
The Small Library Management Training is an on-going educational program of the Texas State Library to provide management and foundational library skills to those without Master’s degrees in Library Science who work in small community libraries in Texas. SLM programs focus on administration, management, policy development, collection development, reference services and technology planning.
The Tocker Foundation is proud to continue its support of rural libraries by providing travel stipends to eligible libraries serving populations of 12,000 or less and at least 80 miles away from the nearest workshop location.
- Funds are to be used for expenses incurred while attending the workshop.
- One application covers all available workshops.
- Please enter the name of the selected workshop when prompted in the Project Name section of the application.