Student Opportunities

Texas Digital Library offers many opportunities for students.

Build your CV at TCDL

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a great way get the most mileage out of your capstone project. Submitting a proposal is easy and presenting your project as a poster is a wonderful opportunity for networking with your future colleagues. Posters will be featured at the conference reception and through a “Minute Madness” session, during which presenters will give a 60-second summary of each poster.

More about poster presentations:

  • 1-minute (Minute Madness) with 2 slides to present an overview of your topic; and poster session in the evening.
  • Easels will be available at the conference site, and foam board will be made available to mount printed posters on.
  • During the conference reception, attendees will have an opportunity to view your poster and discuss it with you, so please plan to stay for at least 45 minutes to an hour at the reception.
  • TCDL organizers will be unable to provide power for multimedia displays. Additional details about poster requirements will be provided following acceptance.

Learn more in our Call for Proposals or on our Presenter and Session Information Page.

Attend TDL’s Leadership Academy

TDL’s  Leadership Academy takes place adjacent to our annual conference, TCDL. Learn about communication, conflict management, project management, negotiation, self-awareness, time management and other skills necessary to help you succeed in the library at this one-day workshop. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity. Students receive a discounted registration rate. Registration information can be found on our TCDL home page.

Apply for our TCDL scholarship

We understand that conferences and other forms of professional development in the library world can be expensive and sometimes hard to come by. That’s why Texas Digital Library is excited to offer the a TCDL Student Scholarship. Five students will be awarded free registration for the TDL Leadership Academy as well as TCDL. Applications are now open.

Nominate a deserving student

Did you know there is a Student Excellence Award for students just like you? Well, there is. Nominate a deserving colleague for a TDL Award (or nominate yourself) for this unique award recognizing the critical work done by undergraduates and graduate students. It only takes a few minutes to fill out a form. Visit to learn more. Winners receive free registration to TCDL and the Leadership Academy.


Volunteering at TCDL is a great way to become involved with the Texas library and archives community. Aside from meeting potential future colleagues, volunteers are also able to attend several conference sessions. Plus, you get a free registration to TCDL (which includes breakfast and lunch). Send us a message at if you’re interested.


Texas Digital Library partners with academic libraries, public libraries, and archives from across the state of Texas, and we love working with iSchool students. If you are an iSchool student looking for a capstone project, please email us at Visit our Capstone Projects page to see our most recent collaborations and learn more.

Work with us

We regularly hire graduate research assistants (GRAs) to help us run our helpdesk as well as work with us on grant-funded projects. If you are a graduate student at UT Austin and are interested in gaining paid, professional experience working with software documentation, tier one helpdesk and customer service support, and open source software, please contact Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.og.


Texas Digital Library (TDL) welcomes 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 goal of TDL 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.

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.


Texas Digital Library is a consortium of library and archives professionals that propels the Academy forward by maintaining our past and preparing for the future. Membership in TDL is open to any academic library. Find out more by visiting or email us at

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