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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


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

2022 Annual Conference

Public Libraries Division is proud to sponsor several sessions at the TLA Annual Conference scheduled for April 25-28 in Fort Worth. These sessions provide excellent professional development opportunities and insight into current public library trends. Take a look at our past 2021 PLD-sponsored conference programs here. 

We need you to make conference a success!

Inspired to share your own ideas? PLD is currently accepting program proposals for the TLA 2022 Conference. 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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Special Session #1: The Texas Legislature is Back

Advocacy

The first special session of the 87th Texas Legislature opened Thursday, July 8 and may last up to 30 days. Issues to be considered are limited to those set by Governor Greg Abbott in his proclamation calling the special session. Governor Abbott prioritized 11 issues including election and voter registration reform, bail system reform, protecting […]

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Between the Lines: July Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Donald Cummings, Librarian Lady Bird Johnson Middle School Irving ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I have loved reading and libraries ever since I was a kid. I grew up in Conroe, and I was always at the local branch of the Montgomery County Library. I loved getting lost in those rows […]

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