COVID-19 Statewide Discussions with Texas Library Staff

The Texas State Library is committed to helping Texas library workers connect with each other during this time of crisis and unprecedented change. Texas is a large state and we recognize the critical differences between its regions. To address these community needs, the Texas State Library’s Continuing Education and Consulting (CEC) Team hosted a series of online discussions enabling Texas library workers to share concerns and resources with one another. We took a trauma-informed approach, helping to ensure that library workers are taking care of themselves as well as responding to the needs they see in their communities.

These calls were open to library workers of all levels. Please note, these calls were not recorded but collaborative notes from each of the sessions are shared below. All contact information has been removed, but if you would like to add information or need contact info, please contact

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Review the notes from our regional conversations!

Date/Time Region County Notes Link
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT Big Country, Texas Panhandle, Texas Trans-Pecos, and West Texas Regions Andrews, Bailey, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Comanche,Concho, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, DeafSmith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, Kimble, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Midland, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, & Yoakum Regional Conversation #1 Collaborative Google Doc:
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT Northeast Texas Region Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, & Wood Regional Conversation #2 Collaborative Google Doc:
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT North Texas Region Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Denton, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo, Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise,& Young Regional Conversation #3 Collaborative GoogleDoc:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT Alamo Area and South Texas Regions Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, LiveOak, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson,& Zapata Regional Conversation #4 Collaborative GoogleDoc:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT Houston Area Region 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, & Wharton Regional Conversation #5 Collaborative GoogleDoc:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT Central Texas Region Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, & Williamson Regional Conversation #6 Collaborative GoogleDoc:


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