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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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Texas Panhandle Librarians’ Symposium

Please join us for the first ever Texas Panhandle Librarians’ Symposium!

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, July 17
  • TIME:  9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE:  Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas

The goal of this one day symposium is to provide a purpose driven opportunity for secondary librarians to connect with their academic library partners and other secondary librarians across the panhandle to share resources, wisdom, and establish a community that benefits everyone.

Registration is being capped at 16 this first yer as this event is intended to be small in order to encourage discussion, collaboration and collegiality so reserve your spot NOW for this FREE event! Registration closes on Monday, July 8.

This year’s theme is Connect, Collaborate and Thrive!

For more information and for the full schedule, please see this guide.

Questions? Contact Kelly Hoppe via email or phone at (806) 651-2212.

The Texas Panhandle is a unique region. We hope you are able to join us as we create a learning community to facilitate the use of resources and knowledge among secondary and academic libraries.

NOTE:  You do not have to be a TLA member to attend this symposium.

Upcoming meetings and conferences

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024–District 2 Fall meeting


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)

Meeting Minutes

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

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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