Our TSLAC Blogs
Insights and observations written by Mark Smith, Librarian and Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Read all about the commitment and hard work it takes for our agency to provide a wide variety of services to the citizens of Texas.
This blog highlights activity in the Summerlee Conservation Lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Posts focus on conservation treatment of book and paper items, conservation processes and decision-making, and conservation challenges within library and archives collections.
Read book reviews and recommendations by staff of the Texas Talking Book Program, which provides free unabridged books in alternative formats for Texans unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. Get news on new arrivals on the book shelf, the travels of the Public Awareness Coordinator, the information available from the Disability Reference Center, and much more.
Records management is an important function for any organization. Read how our Government Information Analysts provide state and local governments consulting services and training (in-house and online) on topics like records retention, inventory, disposition, managing electronic records, and emergency planning.
See all the library focused news and information from our Library Development and Networking Division. Posts on available grants, webinars, professional development and continuing education, scholarships, the TexShare consortium, and many other services for Texas libraries.
The Texas statewide interlibrary loan and TExpress courier program provides Texas public libraries with resources to facilitate interlibrary loan borrowing and lending. Stay informed with posts on the hows and whys of keeping your library’s holdings up to date in WorldCat and Texas Group Catalog, ILL lending reimbursements, TExpress pricing, and all other ILL matters.
The TexShare Databases offer electronic resources that are authoritative, ad-free, and available 24/7 for the exclusive use of resident patrons of TexShare member libraries. Get information on all database related news, such as free training, available databases, and exclusive pricing offers for TexShare consortium member libraries.