You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Join TLA

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.

Follow us on Facebook.


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)

Join or Renew Your TLA Membership!


Latest News
View all News

TLA Response to Governor’s Proposed Parental Bill of Rights

Advocacy, TLA News

On Thursday, January 20, Governor Abbott announced his proposed Parental Bill of Rights at a campaign event in North Texas. The Texas Library Association issued the following response: We are […]

Read More

The 2022 2×2 Reading List is Here!

TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association is delighted to announce the arrival of the 2022 2×2 Reading List! These beautifully illustrated, often witty and instructive volumes are the best of recent books meant […]

Read More