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District 4

Serving South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

Welcome to District 4! Our district’s membership includes librarians, staff, trustees, full-time library students, and other interested individuals representing school, public, academic, and special libraries. We are located in South Texas.

District 4 includes 26 Texas counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Duval, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.



Rolando Ramirez, Chair
Billy Cryer, Chair-Elect
Lisa Muilenburg, Secretary-Treasurer
Arnoldo Becho, Councilor
Mayra Rocha, Councilor Alternate
Cynthia Rodriguez, Past-Chair

Jennifer Jimenez, Webmaster

Annual Meetings

The 2021 District 4 Fall Meeting will meet virtually Thursday, November 4th. The registration link can be found in the Members Only section within Conference Registration.


9:00 – 10:00am – District 4 Business Meeting

10:00 – 10:50am – Keynote Speaker –  Luz At Midnight author & 2021 Sergio Troncoso Award winner, Marisol Cortez

Author Marisol Cortez

10:50 – 11:00am – Mackin promotional video

11:00 – 11:50am – Resource Presentation -RGV Homeschoolers, Jennifer Rodriguez

11:50am – 12:00pm – Morning meeting recap and upcoming events review

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:50pm – Educational Presentation -Teaching, Learning & Information Literacy, Billy Cryer

1:50 – 2:00pm – Break / 10-Minute Trivia

2:00 – 2:50pm – Texas Literature Presentation – Living Beyond Borders, editor Margarita “Margie” Longoria

2:50 – 3:00pm – Closing Remarks


Conference Stipend

The District 4 TLA stipend is designed to assist currently enrolled library/information science school students to attend the Texas Library Association Conference that is held in Texas every year by covering the cost of the registration fee and one-night hotel stay. The number of award recipients and whether the award will include both regional and state conferences will be determined by the amount raised through district-wide fundraisers annually.

The award will cover the rate of the conference student registration fee and one-night conference approved hotel accommodation, but will not exceed it. Learn more

TLA Thanks Our District 4 Fall Meeting Sponsors:

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