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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.

Volunteer

There are opportunities for you to become more involved in the Public Libraries Division. Learn more about these opportunities here.

Follow us on Social Media!

Facebook: Public Libraries Division (TXLA)

Instagram: TexasPLD

Twitter: PLDTX1

Officers


Committees


Jennifer Bacall, Chair
Lisa Loranc, Chair-Elect
Elizabeth Sargent, Past Chair
Devery Johnson, Secretary
Morgan McMillian, Treasurer
Celeste Plew, Webmaster
Maggie Fox, Councilor
Lutricia Bratton, Alternate Councilor
  • Programming Committee Chair: Elizabeth Sargent
  • Scholarship Committee Chair: Daniel Berra
  • Legislative Liaison: Colleen Cunningham
  • Membership Committee Chair: Dianna Landes
  • Social Media Committee Chair: Nikki Shaw

2021 Virtual Conference

Public Libraries Division is proud to sponsor several sessions at the TLA Annual Conference scheduled for April 22-24. These sessions provide excellent professional development opportunities and insight into current public library trends. Take a look at the PLD-sponsored programs here. 

Membership Party

After a day of learning, you are invited to join us for the PLD Membership Party for an interactive night of mingling and networking on Friday, April 23 2021 from 5 – 6 pm. Door prizes are included. RSVP here to get a link to the party.

Future Programs

Inspired to share your own ideas? PLD is currently accepting program proposals for the TLA 2022 Conference in Fort Worth April 25-28. No idea is too big or small. Get your team together and submit your proposal here.

PLD Thanks Our Sponsor

Biblionix supports PLD by providing conference stipends & a fabulous Membership Party for our members. Thank you!

Operating Procedures

Our operating procedures outline the officer positions, officer’s duties, as well as election procedures, and nominating committee procedures. Current operating procedures were adopted on April 24, 2017.

PLD Operating Procedures
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Latest News
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TLA 2021 Upstart Award and Branding Iron Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Upstart Awards and Branding Iron Awards for your excellent work! Demco Upstart Innovative Programming Award: Cozby Library & Community Commons The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Demco/Upstart Innovative Programming Award in the public libraries category is Cozby Library and Community […]

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TLA 2021 Award Winners Announced

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

Congratulations to all of the 2021 TLA Award winners! We are grateful for your service and hard work, especially during this tumultuous and difficult year. Lifetime Achievement Award: Sharon Amastae Sharon Amastae, retired librarian, library advocate and former president of the Texas Library Association, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from TLA. Amastae served […]

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