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District 2

Serving the Texas Panhandle.

Welcome to District 2! Our district’s membership includes librarians, staff, trustees, full-time library students, and other interested individuals who support the library profession. Our membership represents all library types: school, public, academic and special. We are located in the Panhandle region of Texas.

District 2 includes 26 Texas counties with a total population of 402,862 covering over 25,823 square miles. Counties include: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler.

The only major metropolitan area in this region is Amarillo (MSA pop. 268,691 as of the 2020 Census). Other cities with populations over 10,000 include Borger, Canyon, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa.

District 2 Officers

Chair:  Shaun McDonald (Amarillo Public Library)
Chair Elect:  Heather Finsterwald
Councilor:  Josh Wilson (Canyon ISD)
Alternate Councilor:  Catherine Urban  (Amarillo Public Library)
Past Chair: Madison Ferril (West Texas A&M University)
Webmaster:  Mary Rausch (West Texas A&M University)

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations to District 2 members Shaun McDonald and Leslie Whitaker for being selected as 2023 TALL Texans!

Upcoming meetings and conferences

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024–District 2 Spring meeting
  • Tuesday-Friday, April 16-19, 2024–TLA Annual Conference in San Antonio
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024–District 2 Fall meeting

Volunteer 

Interested in serving as a unit officer for District 2? Complete the volunteer form above to be considered for an officer position.


 

Operating Procedures

District 2 Operating Procedures (Adopted Sep. 28, 2021)
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Meeting Minutes

March 22, 2022 Spring Meeting minutes (Draft)
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Sep. 28, 2021 Fall Meeting minutes
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April 29, 2021 Spring Meeting minutes
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Sep. 29, 2020 Fall Meeting minutes
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Sep. 24, 2019 Fall Meeting minutes
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District 2 Committees

By-laws Committee

Madison Ferril (2020-2023)
Emily Gilbert (2020-2023)
Kelly Hoppe (2020-2023)
Catherine Urban (2020-2023)
Leslie Whitaker (2020-2023)
Terri Wilson (2020-2023)

Membership Committee

Need 3 volunteers to serve on this committee.

Stipend Committee

Kelly Hoppe
Heather Finsterwald
Leslie Whitaker

Scholarship Committee (?)

 

 

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