Texas State Library and Archives Commission

June 5, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.

Videoconference Meeting

Registration URL
LISTEN ONLY number: +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 963 3661 7323

Due to Governor Greg Abbott’s March 13, 2020 proclamation of a state of disaster affecting all counties in Texas due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s March 16, 2020 suspension of certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, the June 5, 2020 meeting of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will be held by videoconference, as authorized under Texas Government Code §551.127.

Members of the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way audio/video. A recording of the meeting will be available after June 11. To obtain a recording, please call Tracy Kuhn Lash at 512-463-5460.

For public participants, after the meeting convenes the Chairperson will call the roll. Please identify yourself by name and state whether you would like to provide public comment. You may also email tlash@tsl.texas.gov in advance of the meeting if you would like to provide public comment. When the Commission reaches the public comment item, the Chairperson will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to 5 minutes.

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 listed below, as authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov't Code, Chapter 551.

Welcome and introductions.
 Roll call for members.
 Roll call for public participants.
 Minutes of April 17 Commission meeting.
 Public comment.

 Conflict of interest disclosures.

Review and approve acceptance of a gift of $500 or greater.
Gift of $30,833.34 to the Talking Book Program.
Review and approve the following contracts greater than $100,000, contract renewals, and amendments.
Amigos Library Services, not to exceed $235,000; Counting Opinions, $30,750; Education Service Center 20, $345,902.71; Heritage Quest, $378,750; Middle Country Public Library (Family Place Libraries), not to exceed $106,000; Preservica, not to exceed $259,400; ProQuest, three contracts for Sanborn Maps, $15,525, 20th Century American Poetry, $4,174, and 20th Century English Poetry, $9,750.
Discussion of Sam Houston Center maintenance upgrades.
Initial review and discussion of TSLAC Legislative Appropriations Request.

Report of the Director & Librarian: may include information or updates on agency programs (Talking Book, Library Resource Sharing, Library Development, Information Technology Services, State and Local Records Management, Archives & Information Services, Administrative Services, Communications Office, and Center for the Book), and the Texas Library and Archives Foundation.

Discussion of Easement No. ME 96-0028 on State Records Center property.

Authorization to post in the Texas Register adoption of amendments, new rules, and repeals to 13 TAC Chapter 2:

  • Amendments: 2.3, Procedures of the Commission (relating to number of commission meetings per year); 2.7, Library Systems Act Advisory Board (relating to establishment of the advisory committee); 2.8, Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (relating to establishment of the advisory committee); 2.46, Negotiated Rulemaking; and 2.48, Petition for Adoption of Rule Changes.
  • New: 2.5, Advisory Committees; General Requirements (relating to general requirements for advisory committees) and 2.9, TexShare Library Consortium Advisory Board (relating to establishment of the advisory committee).
  • Repeal: 2.6, Sunset Dates for Advisory Committees, and 2.57, Petition for the Adoption of a Rule.
Authorization to post for comment in the Texas Register proposed amendments to 13 TAC 6.1, 6.5, and 6.8 and 13 TAC 7.125(a)(10), Schedule EL.
Discussion of future commission meeting dates.
Report on agency expenditures summary.
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