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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 — Submit your ideas for the 2021 TLA Conference in San Antonio, Texas here.

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

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: Nicki Shaw

TLA Thanks our sponsors:

PLD Program & PLD Member Party sponsor


PLD Stipend & PLD Member Party sponsor

 

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July Summer of Learning Event Focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News

The TLA 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning live event on July 7 began with a heartfelt and honest opening address by Charlotte Moore, Executive Director of the Black Bodies Project. “I want you to listen with your heart,” she told virtual attendees in her live address. Moore is a print and television news journalist, filmmaker, […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Elizabeth Hollenbeck Librarian III-Outreach and Instruction South Texas College Library in McAllen, Texas   What inspired you to become a librarian? In my past career, I was relatively successful but I didn’t feel that passion. I was stuck in that proverbial rut. What I really wanted to do was make a larger impact on society, […]

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