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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!

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District 8 Fall Conference 2019 at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston

The District 8 Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th from 9 AM to 2 PM. The call for proposals is currently open! Submit your ideas for sessions using this form.

Also, if you have any suggestions for a keynote speaker, please email suggestions to Kimberly Herrington.

M.D. Anderson Library
University of Houston
4333 University Dr.
Houston, Texas 77204


Officers 2019-2020

Chair: Kimberly Herrington, Pearland ISD
Chair-Elect: Vacant
Treasurer: Jennifer Holland, University of Houston – Clear Lake
Secretary: Raquel Celeste Plew, Harris County Public Library System
Councilor: Crystal Hicks, Nacogdoches Public Library
Councilor Alternate: Monica Babaian, Fort Bend ISD
Webmaster: Paloma Lenz, Moore Memorial Public Library

Past Chair: John Harbaugh, Harris County Public Library System




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