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District 9

Serving Northwest Texas.

Welcome to District 9! 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 Northwest Texas.



District 9 includes 29 Texas counties: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Ector, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, King, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Motley, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, and Yoakum.

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TLA Thanks Our District 9 Fall Meeting Sponsors:

ALA President Julius Jefferson’s “Holding Space” Tour – Texas School Librarians

“Holding Space” was a virtual tour over the summer where ALA President Julius Jefferson embarked on a series of discussions around the country about Covid-19 and the response of our Libraries. Kristi Starr from our TLA District 9 community introduced Julius to West Texas (virtually) and presented in the 6th video on this link, introducing her colleagues around Texas to share what they are doing. We’re so happy to be able to watch this video with all of the tour stops included. Thank you Kristi for sharing with us!

Past Recorded Meetings

The District 9 officers held a virtual business meeting via Zoom at 2:00PM on Thursday, June 11th, 2020. Follow this link to view the recording of the virtual meeting.


Congratulations to our 2020-2021 officers

Chair: Stacy McKenzie – Director of Library Services, Lubbock Public Library


Past Chair: Brianna Barnard, Midland College


Councilor: Lacy Sage, Roosevelt ISD


Alt-Councilor: Joshua Salmans, Texas Tech University


Webmaster: Howard Marks, Midland College


EB liaison: Mark Gottschalk – Director of Libraries, South Plains College


(EB = executive board)

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Between the Lines: October Member Spotlight

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Maggie Hernandez School Librarian Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio What inspired you to become a librarian? Reflecting on my more than 30 years working in many capacities as a professional librarian with an MLIS in Academic Librarianship and as a Texas Certified School Librarian, as well as a Certified Educator by several Edtech […]

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The Living Library – A Libraries Transform Texas Story

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This week (October 4 – 8) is Libraries Transform Texas Week and we are celebrating librarians’ stories and how they are transforming lives and their communities.  Share your story! Growing up, I viewed the school or public library as a refuge and a place to get lost for hours as I immersed myself in other […]

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