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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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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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Meet TLA’s New Director of Education: Lovdy Grossman

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The Texas Library Association is delighted to announce that Lovdy Grossman has accepted the position of Director of Education at TLA, effective June 15, 2021. Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Conferences and Training at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, a position […]

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Between the Lines: June Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant Texas State Library and Archives Commission   What inspired you to become a librarian? I had been working for several years as a middle school math teacher, and after a couple of years, I noticed that reading comprehension was an area that many of my students were struggling in. […]

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