This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Tag library descriptor files have names that use the extension .tld, and the extension indicates a tag library descriptor file. When deployed inside a JAR file, the tag library descriptor files must be in the META-INF directory, or a subdirectory of it. When deployed directly into a web application, the tag library descriptor files must always be in the WEB-INF directory, or some subdirectory of it. TLD files should not be placed in /WEB-INF/classes or /WEB-INF/lib.
IMO bundling tag libraries into a jar file is the best approach. So put the tld in the META-INF directory of the jar.