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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. 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)

District 2 Meeting at Annual Assembly:  Tuesday, July 9, from 2:30-4:20 p.m.

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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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Resolution in Support of Immigrant Children

Advocacy, TLA News

In response to the immigrant crisis along the Texas border, TLA’s Latino Caucus Round Table presented this resolution in support of immigrant children to TLA Council at Annual Assembly where it was adopted. WHEREAS, The Texas Library Association is committed to supporting libraries role as an advocate of social responsibility and the public good; WHEREAS, […]

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TLA Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

TLA News

The Texas Library Association (TLA) is pleased to announce that Joe Dahlstrom will serve as interim executive director while the search for a new executive director takes place. His first day is Monday, June 24, 2019. Dahlstrom, who joined TLA in 1973, has been an extremely active member, serving as TLA President from 1987 – […]

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