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District 8

Serving Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston area.

Welcome to District 8! 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 Southeast Texas, including the counties of Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, and Wharton. That’s 28 counties in all!

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for an officer position in District 8, please complete this form.

Join us at the TLA District 8 Facebook page here!


Nominations and Upcoming Elections

It’s the final Countdown to TLA Elections!

We still have a little time to nominate those we think would do a great job representing us for the 2019-2020 year. Our hard deadline to get up the biological information to TLA for candidates is January 15th.

That means we have four days to think about all of our peers and our own goals and ambitions in the new year. If one of your resolutions is to be more involved in your favorite professional organization, now is the time. Candidate nominations and self nominations will be handled through our Google Form (

Our deadline so that I have enough to time collect candidate information and have them submit their biographical information is going to be Monday, January 14th at 6 PM.

We encourage you to nominate those you would like to see in office. We also encourage those who are looking to contribute to TLA to self nominate for an office position. We have a full slate of officer positions available. Position descriptions are below.

                If you have any questions regarding District 8 Officer Elections, please feel free to contact me, John Harbaugh –, or Kim Herrington –



Chair: John Harbaugh, Harris County Public Library System
Chair-Elect: Kimberly Herrington, Pearland ISD
Treasurer: Karen Hart, Friendswood Public Library
Secretary: Sarah Withem, Spring Branch ISD
Councilor: Elizabeth Nebeker, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Councilor Alternate: Lisa Loranc, Brazoria County Library System
Webmaster: Travis Ford Holder, Texas Medical Center Library

Past Chair: Kelsey Brett, University of Houston




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