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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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Between the Lines: December Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Lisa Hernandez, Alternative High School Librarian, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Elvis J. Ballew College, Career & Technology Academy What inspired you to become a librarian? My husband Smiley inspired me to become a school librarian. During my four years as a teacher, Smiley and I started our family. After having two children (ages sixteen months and […]

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2020 Texas Topaz Reading List Announced

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The world of nonfiction is our world. Unlike fictional books which may transport us to imagined realms or take us far into the future, nonfiction books seek to bring clarity and share knowledge about the world we live in – its past, its present, its people and the struggles and triumphs they experience. In nonfiction, […]

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