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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!

 

Vote in the TLA Elections!

If you haven’t cast your vote in the 2019 TLA Elections, you have until 11:59pm CST, Wednesday, March 13 to do so. In addition to the TLA Executive Board election, units participating in the election include:
  • Texas Association of School Librarians Division
  • Acquisitions and Collection Development Round Table
  • Children’s Round Table
  • Library Instruction Round Table
  • Programming for Adults Round Table
  • Supervision, Management and Administration Round Table
  • TALL Texans Round Table
  • Young Adult Round Table
  • District 3
  • District 5
  • District 8
  • District 10
To participate in TLA‘s online election, units were required to have at least one of their positions on the ballot to be contested, and they had to meet TLA‘s timeline. Units not participating in the online election will hold their annual elections during their business meetings at conference or make alternative arrangements.
Candidate bios and statements of concern for those running for all offices are found by logging into the Members Only website and clicking on View Candidate Biographies.

 

Officers

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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Federal Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020

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