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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.


If you would like to volunteer with TLA/ District 8, please fill out this volunteer form.

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!


Click this image to register for the TLA District 8 conference being held on November 12, 2022 on the University of Houston Clear Lake campus at 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058.

Membership not required to attend!
Check back for more details as they become available, or follow us on Facebook!

Click this box to submit your conference proposal.

Libraries United: Connect and Empower

The deadline for proposals is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 16th.

Accepted proposals will be announced by early October. If you have any questions, please contact Chair Monica Babaian at or Past Chair Jennifer Holland at

Possible topics:

  • freedom to read
  • special libraries programming
  • retention of library staff
  • mental health and trauma-informed service
  • sessions for library support staff
  • library spaces reimagined

Please keep in mind that your proposal does not have to follow the theme or address the questions posed above. If you have an entirely different topic or theme, we would still love to see your proposal.

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Contact us!

Monica Babaian

David Palmer

Brooke Corso

Cindy Goode

Stephen Vernon 

Kate Carter 

Jennifer Holland 

Minutes & Operating Procedures

District 8 Operating Procedures

4.16.21 Annual Conference Business Meeting Minutes



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