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Chelsea Clinton is the 2017 TLA Annual Conference Closing Speaker

January 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN –The Texas Library Association (TLA) will welcome Chelsea Clinton to the 2017 TLA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. Clinton will deliver the closing General Session at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 from 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm.

Author of 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, Clinton will share stories about inspirational young people who are making a difference in the world today and talk about her own life-long activism. Clinton will also answer questions by Sam Houston State University assistant professor Rose Brock and will discuss ways to help children become informed, inspired global citizens.

Clinton is vice chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where she helps lead the organization’s various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, women and girls, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

“We are thrilled to have Chelsea Clinton join us at the TLA Annual Conference,” attests TLA President Walter Betts. “Her dedication and work in the Clinton Foundation are inspiring, motivational, and informational – all qualities Texas librarians and libraries strive for.”

At the 2017 TLA Annual Conference, more than 7,000 industry professionals will gather over four days, with 200 information and library leaders, policy experts, and authors to cover topics including technology trends, makerspaces, literacy initiatives, advocacy, administration sessions, and explorations of today’s most pressing information and education issues. Continuing its tradition of serving as the premier marketplace of ideas and information services, the TLA Annual Conference will also host approximately 500 companies, publishers, media outlets, and professional library services organizations.

For more information and registration details on the 2017 TLA Conference, visit www.txla.org/annual-conference

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About the Texas Library Association

TLA is the largest state library association in the country with approximately 7,000 members who work in public, school, academic, and special libraries and who support educational institutions. TLA offers a wide range of services, including advocacy, continuing education, research, and public relations. To learn more about TLA, visit TLA’s website www.txla.org or call 512-328-1518.


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