TDL Leadership Academy 2020

Build Leadership Skills at TCDL

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The TCDL Planning Committee and Texas Digital Library have been having internal conversations about the fate of TCDL this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With great regret, we have decided to cancel TCDL 2020. With the rapidly evolving nature of this event, we feel that this decision is necessary and in the interest of public health and the safety of our members, partners, and conference attendees.All registrants will be issued a full refund. 

We are working together to investigate alternative formats and/or dates for TCDL, and will maintain communication with you about  any changes via email, social media, and our web site at

Please email us at to request a refund or to voice your questions and concerns. 

The Texas Digital Library Leadership Academy will help you build the skills necessary for leading at all levels of the library and cultivate a cohort of learners who seek a professional community for growth.

Early bird registration ends April 8, 2020. Discounted registration for TDL members and students. Bundled registration discounts for TCDL and Leadership Academy.

Seats are limited. Register now. 

Improve your skills in communication, conflict management, negotiation, self-awareness, and time management at this one-day workshop for early and mid-career librarians.


Jessica Meyerson is Director for Research & Strategy at Educopia Institute. She completed a Master of Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin and served in several information management roles within the University of Texas prior to joining Educopia in 2017. She is co-founder and advisor to the Software Preservation Network and co-director of The Maintainers. In her current role at Educopia, Meyerson is responsible for building and maintaining the scaffolding, programming, and resources necessary to support applied research and community cultivation initiatives. She provides emerging and established communities with ways to understand, evaluate, and plan their maturation processes. Meyerson has experience facilitating groups large and small, within and across organizations. She has presented in the United States and abroad on topics pertaining to collaboration, community cultivation, curation, maintenance, and information infrastructures.

Kristy Sorensen has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and previously worked as the archivist for the Archives of American Mathematics at the Briscoe Center for American History. She is a founding organizer of the Austin Archives Bazaar and the Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice Workshop and has served in leadership positions with the Society of Southwest Archivists, the Archivists of Central Texas, the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Texas Historic Records Advisory Board, and the Breaking Library Silos Collective.

Ayshea Khan is the Asian Pacific American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, where she works alongside community members to collaboratively collect, preserve and provide access to Austin’s vibrant APA history. She holds a B.S. in Cinema & Photography from Ithaca College and she received her MSIS in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Archivist and founding organizer of Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice and has served as the Co-Chair of the Archivists’ Collective of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).


Jane Field is the Associate Director and Project Archivist for the Texas After Violence Project. She began at TAVP as a volunteer in 2016, when she processed and digitized a collection of historical records about the death penalty in Texas during the era of the electric chair. At TAVP, her work includes running the oral history interview program and managing TAVP’s growing archive.  Her interests include community memory, narrative storytelling, and anti-oppression memory work documenting legacies of violence in the American south. She has presented at the Oral History Association, Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Texas Inmates Family Association, and led workshops on conducting trauma oral histories and multimedia storytelling. She has a BA in literature from Bard College and an MSIS from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin

Don’t miss this great opportunity. Register today! 

Diversity and Inclusion

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) invites information professionals  working in higher education, public and private libraries, and cultural heritage institutions from all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers. The TCDL program covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion, and preservation of research, scholarship, and cultural heritage digital materials.

The goal of the TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, catalogers, faculty members, technical staff, students, and others — in order to build a practical, usable, and sustainable model for digital libraries.

The TCDL Planning Committee and the Texas Digital Library are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that digital libraries are stewarded and utilized by diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all digital library community members. As such, this conference values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.

Texas Digital Library is dedicated to providing collaborative and conference experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers. We therefore expect participants in the Texas Digital Library community to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.

The above statement was crafted from examples set forth by the Different Games Conference and the Digital Library Federation Code of Conduct.

Leadership Academy will fill up fast. Register today! 

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