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District 5

Serving Northeast Texas

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Welcome to District 5!

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 Northeast Texas.

District 5 is made up of passionate, clever, innovative, and ambitious people, and TLA is here to celebrate and support them. For some of our recent District 5 projects, take a look at our YouTube channel and our Facebook page

We also hold meet-ups most months, which are fun networking/social meetings at restaurants in the district. We have district business meetings yearly at TLA Annual Conference, TLA Annual Assembly, and our District 5 Fall Conference. For more information about joining or participating in district activities, email the District Chair.

If you would like to volunteer with TLA, please fill out this form: Volunteer

District 5 includes 33 Texas counties:

Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.

District 5 Events

District 5 meets at Annual Conference in the spring, Annual Assembly in the summer, and at Fall Meeting (in the fall). We also hold quarterly-ish informal networking meet-ups. See our Facebook page for updates! For past events, click here. For the TLA events calendar, click here.

Operating Procedures

Our operating procedures outline the officer positions in the district and the officer’s duties, as well as election procedures, and nominating committee procedures.

District 5 Operating Procedures

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2019-2020 District 5 Officers

Click below for District 5 officers and contact information

Mary Lynn Saxton

District Chair
Mary Lynn Saxton

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Chair Elect
David Raley

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Rebecca Anderson


Ashley Taylor

Kendra Harrell

Past Chair & Webmaster
Kendra Harrell

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Alan Kornblau

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Laquita Dedmon

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Meeting Minutes

Would you like to stay up-to-date about what’s going on in District 5? Click the links below to review the Minutes from the District 5 Executive Board Meetings. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can attend and/or participate in District 5 events, please contact District 5 Chair.

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