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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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Latest News
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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Yolanda Botello, director of library services, Mansfield Public Library What inspired you to become a librarian? Becoming a librarian was not my lifelong dream, but I am glad my life led me here. Growing up, when I was asked what I wanted to be when I got older, my answer was always “a teacher.” I […]

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From Reference Desk to City Council Dais

Advocacy, TLA News

By Christine Sederquist, Leander City Council, Place 4, Leander, Texas Curling up in a favorite chair with a great book and a cup of coffee with the muffled sounds of doves cooing just outside the window: it’s Heaven, right?  I’m willing to bet everyone reading this agrees. That dream plays a large part in how […]

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