About The Campaign

Ideas Powered: It’s What We Do seeks to broaden the awareness of library services to the public and provide resources to librarians working in the state in order to promote libraries as vital, technology-centered institutions in the community.

The Powered Libraries campaign has completed its first year! View the campaign's Year One Review.


Objectives & Goals

Powered Libraries is a TLA Campaign that seeks to raise support and awareness of the role of libraries. Read more about the history of the campaign and its key messages, objectives, and goals.

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Ideas Shared

The campaign provides a platform for the sharing of ideas and resources that strengthen the image of the library profession and the services provided by libraries in Texas.

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This website is aimed at providing librarians with the tools necessary to influence key supporters, shifting the perspectives of libraries as a center for books to a center for emerging technology and the cultivation of ideas, and spreading the message of the campaign through both traditional and social media outlets.

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Texas Library Association

The Texas Library Association was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas. Now more than a century old, TLA is the largest state library association in the U.S. Its 7,000+ members are employed in all types of libraries: academic, public, school, and special.

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Sponsors and Partners

We are deeply grateful to our corporate, community, and library partners who make it possible for Powered Libraries to raise public awareness emphasizing the many ways in which public, academic, and school libraries in Texas are evolving to meet the demands of a fluid, ambitious, and community-minded population.

Corporate Partners



Library Partners

Austin Community College – Highland Campus Library
Austin Independent School District – Library Media Center
BiblioTech Bexar County Digital Library – Dr. Ricardo Romo Branch
El Paso Public Library – Main Branch
Harris County Public Library – Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Marathon Public Library
McDonald Observatory Library
Midland County Public Library – Centennial Library
Montgomery County Memorial Library System
Patrick Heath Public Library
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Tom Green County Library System – STEAM Central
The University of Texas at El Paso – C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo – Tribal Empowerment Library

Get in Touch

For more information on how your library, organization, or company can partner with the Powered Libraries campaign, contact:

Sara Ortiz
Marketing & Communications Specialist