Texas State Library and Archives Commission
February 21, 2020
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission met on Thursday, February 21, 2020, in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas
Martha Wong, Chair
Larry G. Holt, Vice Chair
F. Lynwood Givens
Bradley S. Tegeler
Mark Smith, Director and Librarian
Gloria Meraz, Assistant State Librarian
Donna Osborne, Chief Operations and Fiscal Officer
Sarah Swanson, General Counsel
Jelain Chubb, Director, Archives and Information Services
Craig Kelso, Director, State and Local Records Management
Jennifer Peters, Director, Library Development and Networking
Sarah Jacobson, Director, Talking Book Program
Michael Ford, Director, Information Technology Services
Tracy Kuhn Lash, Executive AssistantSusan Floyd, Communications Officer
- Welcome, introductions, and general announcements.
Chairman Wong called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m. and noted that a quorum was present. Chairman Wong reported that she and Mark Smith had a productive meeting that morning with the Texas Facilities Commission regarding agency concerns about the slow pace of work TFC is handling at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty.
Continuation of long-range planning session to discuss strategic initiatives and directions, including preparations for the Agency Strategic Plan 2021-2025 and Legislative Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2022-2023.
Gloria Meraz presented information on priorities for the governor and legislature and Chairman Wong noted that agency priorities align with the governor’s. Mark Smith lead the commission in a discussion of agency priorities and issues. Commissioners provided input on verbiage and language for the strategic plan and legislative appropriations request as well as strategies and suggestions for staff to connect with the legislature. Mark Smith thanked the commission for their guidance and time. Chairman Wong thanked the commission for participating in the meeting.
Chairman Wong adjourned the meeting at 11:18 a.m.