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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.

We have district business meetings yearly at TLA Annual Conference, TLA Officer Governance Training and Workshop, 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, TLA Officer Governance Training and Workshop in the Summer, and at Fall Meeting (in the Fall).

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Fall Meeting!

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. Current operating procedures were approved July 10, 2019.

District 5 Operating Procedures

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District 5 Officers: 2023 – 2024

Chair: Elizabeth Bradshaw

Chair-Elect: Melissa Shadowens

Past Chair: Brittnee Emerine


Councilor-Alt: Ashley Taylor


Web Administrator: Emily Raymond

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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