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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.


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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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2024 – 2025 District 8 Officers

Chair: Celeste Bleu, Harris County Public Library

Chair-Elect: Virginia Osborne, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Past Chair: Kate McNally Carter, University of Houston

Secretary: Stephanie Hampson, Pasadena Public Library

Treasurer: Cheryl Loewen, Moore Memorial Public Library

Councilor: Katie Smith, Brazoria County Library System

Councilor-Alternate: Jennifer Holland, University of Houston

Web Administrator: Rebecca Gruen, Katy ISD

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us on TLA Engage.

Operating Procedures

District 8 Operating Procedures

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