Texas State Library and Archives Commission Agenda

August 1, 2014 – 8:30 a.m.

1201 Brazos Street, Room 227
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, Austin, Texas

The Library and Archives Commission may deliberate on and/or take action on any of the following agenda items.

The commission may go into executive session on any agenda item, as authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Gov't Code Chapter 551.

  1. Approve minutes of June 2, 2014 Audit Committee and Commission meetings.
  2. Public Comment.
  3. Introductions and general announcements.
  4. Conflict of interest disclosures.
  5. Review of consent agenda: non-substantive corrections in other agenda items such as spelling, numbering, punctuation, grammar, or other revisions.
  6. Consideration of commemorative resolutions.
  7. Employee of the Quarter introductions.
  8. Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.
  9. Executive session, as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074, and §551.076, regarding consultations with attorney, personnel matters, and security devices respectively.
  10. Discuss and approve the Legislative Appropriations Request for FY 2016-2017.
  11. Review and approve acceptance of grants, and gifts greater than $500.
  12. Review and approve contracts greater than $100,000, and contract renewals.
  13. Report of the Director & Librarian: may include information or updates on agency programs (Talking Book, Library Resource Sharing, Library Development, Information Resources Technol­ogies, State and Local Records Management, Archives & Information Services, Administrative Services, and Communica­tions Office). Also includes key meetings and activities, Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas, dashboard metrics, and the status of other new or ongoing issues. Appointment of subcommittee to advise on local government retention schedules.
  14. Report on status of Talking Book Program automation project. Review and approve authorization to proceed with procurement.
  15. Authorization to adopt the rule review of Chapter 9, regarding the Talking Book Program.
  16. Authorization to adopt amendments 13 TAC 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, and 6.10 regarding submission of records retention schedules for recertification.
  17. Authorization to adopt amendments to 13 TAC 7.125(a)(10), regarding local government records retention schedules: EL (Records of Elections and Voter Registration).
  18. Authorization to propose revisions to the rules regarding minimum standards for accreditation of libraries:
    1. Authorization to propose amendments to 13 TAC 1.71, 1.72, 1.77, and 1.83.
    2. Authorization to propose repeal of 13 TAC 1.74 and 1.81.
    3. Authorization to propose new rules of 13 TAC 1.74 and 1.81.
  19. Authorization to propose amendments to 13 TAC 8.1, regarding libraries of clinical medicine.
  20. Authorization to propose amendments 13 TAC 2.118, regarding the decision making process for competitive grants.
  21. Approve appointments to TexShare Advisory Board.
  22. Approve appointments to Library Systems Act Advisory Board.
  23. Review and approve recommendations for competitive library grants in State Fiscal Year 2015:
    1. Approve Special Projects Grants.
    2. Approve Cooperation Grants.
    3. Approve Texas Reads Grants.
    4. Approve TexTreasures Grants.
    5. Approve Impact Grants.
  24. Report on agency financial information.


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