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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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In response to the immigrant crisis along the Texas border, TLA’s Latino Caucus Round Table presented this resolution in support of immigrant children to TLA Council at Annual Assembly where it was adopted. WHEREAS, The Texas Library Association is committed to supporting libraries role as an advocate of social responsibility and the public good; WHEREAS, […]

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TLA Welcomes New Interim Executive Director

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The Texas Library Association (TLA) is pleased to announce that Joe Dahlstrom will serve as interim executive director while the search for a new executive director takes place. His first day is Monday, June 24, 2019. Dahlstrom, who joined TLA in 1973, has been an extremely active member, serving as TLA President from 1987 – […]

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