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District 1

Serving the Big Country and Concho Valley regions of Texas.

Welcome to District 1! Our district’s membership includes librarians, staff, trustees, full-time library students, and other interested individuals representing school, public, academic, and special libraries. We are located in the Big Country and Concho Valley regions of Mid-West and West Texas.

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District 1 includes 32 Texas counties with a total population of 473,203 covering over 34,257 square miles. Counties include: Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Crockett, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Irion, Jones, Kent, Kimble, Knox, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Shackelford, Schleicher, Scurry, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Throckmorton andd Tom Green.

The major metropolitan areas within this region are Abilene (MSA pop. 157,322) and San Angelo (MSA pop. 104,830).

 

District 1 Officers

Chair: Maggie Bootman, Mitchell County Public Library
Chair-Elect: Leah Barbee, Tom Green County Public Library
Past-Chair: Chrissy Adkins, Abilene ISD
Councilor: Janis Test, Abilene Public Library
Alternate Councilor: Edward Smith, Abilene Library Consortium
Secretary: Terry Young, McMurry University
Treasurer: Kristy Compton, Abilene ISD

 

Minutes & Operating Procedures

Fall 2019 District 1 Minutes 10.5.19

Operating Procedures District 9.29.2012

 

Latest News
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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Betsy Mangalath School Library Media Specialist North Mesquite High School, Mesquite What inspired you to become a librarian? While working as a classroom teacher, I partnered closely with the school’s librarian, Brenda Allen. She did such an amazing job making the library a welcoming center for students and faculty alike, and her impact on the […]

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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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