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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:   Robert Smith (West Texas A&M University)
Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Catherine Urban (Amarillo Public Library)
Councilor:  Kelly Hoppe (West Texas A&M University)
Alternate Councilor:  Samuel Gomez (Amarillo Public Library)
Past Chair:  Carol Winn (Humphrey’s Highland Elementary School, Amarillo ISD)
Webmaster:  Mary Rausch (West Texas A&M University)

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

District 2 Committees

By-laws Committee

Kelly Hoppe (2017-2020)
Elizabeth Magar (2017-2020)
Robert Smith (2017-2020)
Catherine Urban (2017-2020)
Carol Winn (2017-2020)

Membership Committee

Need 3 volunteers to serve on this committee.

Stipend Committee

Vicki Decker (2016-2019)
Sandra Sears (2016-2019)
Leslie Whitaker (2016-2019)

Scholarship Committee (?)

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