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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.

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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. 173,627). Other cities with populations over 10,000 include Borger, Canyon, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa.

District 2 Officers

Chair:   Leslie Whitaker (Claude ISD)
Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Madison Ferril (West Texas A&M University)
Councilor:  Josh Wilson (Canyon ISD, Randall High School)
Alternate Councilor:  Cindi Wynia (Amarillo Public Library)
Past Chair:  Catherine Urban (Amarillo Public Library)
Webmaster:  Mary Rausch (West Texas A&M University)

Follow District 2 on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TexasLibraryAssociationDistrict2/

Virtual Annual Assembly–Save the Date!

This year’s virtual Annual Assembly is scheduled for July 7-10.


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Operating Procedures and Minutes

District 2 Operating Procedures
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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
Carol Winn
Cindi Wynia

Scholarship Committee (?)

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