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PLD

A forum for communication, a source of professional advice and assistance, and a networking opportunity for all concerned with public library service in Texas.

Welcome! The Public Libraries Division (PLD) facilitates cooperation between all types of Texas public libraries and librarians, as well as other related institutions and individuals to improve public library services in the state. We encourage and provide opportunities for public librarians to continue their professional development, and advocate for public libraries at the local, state, and national levels.

Get involved and support your profession! Join one of the PLD committees or volunteer to help on their projects. Volunteering is an opportunity to show your support for public libraries and meet librarians from across the Lone Star State.

Conference Proposal Form–2021 form forthcoming January 2020

Volunteer–2021 form forthcoming January 2020

Officers


Committees


Elizabeth Sargent, Chair
Jennifer Bacall, Chair-Elect
Diana Slavinsky, Past Chair
William Schaeffer, Secretary
Morgan McMillian, Treasurer
Maggie Fox, Councilor
Lutricia Bratton, Alternate Councilor
  • Conference Program Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Social Media Committee

TLA Thanks our sponsors:

PLD Program & PLD Member Party sponsor


PLD Stipend & PLD Member Party sponsor

 

PLD Operating Procedures
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Edward Smith, Abilene Library Consortium Director, Appointed to Gov. Broadband Council

TLA News

Edward Smith, director of the Abilene Library Consortium (ALC), and long-time Texas Library Association member (TLA), has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the newly formed Governor’s Broadband Development Council. “ We appreciate that the library community will have a seat at the table as the Council works to identify barriers to […]

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Between the Lines: January Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Kathy Jones Hoffman Former Executive Director (retired) Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center What inspired you to become a librarian? I started working in my neighborhood public library when I was a junior in high school. When I started college, I needed a part-time job, so I worked in the university […]

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