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March 2009
19
Centennial Kickoff Press Conference


Austin, Texas - Texas Capitol (South Steps) - Noon to 1 p.m.

Cake, party favors and the release of logos, themes and calendar of Centennial events. The public and invited guests are welcomed at the south steps of the Capitol to celebrate the actual date that Governor Thomas Campbell signed the bill creating the Texas Library and Historical Commission, now the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Media kits and TSLAC informational materials to be distributed. ...View centennial page

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April 2009
1
Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas Program at the Texas Library Association 2009 Annual Conference


George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas – 10:15 to 11:50 a.m.

Dr. David B. Gracy, the Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information and two of his colleagues, Pamela Bleisch (Center for American History) and Carol Waggener (University of Wyoming), have agreed to reprise a panel program moderated by State Librarian Peggy D. Rudd and presented at the March 2008 meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. The program focuses on aspects of the history of the commission.

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October 2009
16
Texas Book Festival


Austin, Texas – Texas Capitol Grounds – October 16-17

TSLAC has been a partner in the Texas Book Festival since its inception. The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996; the Festival has quickly evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, annually hosting over 200 Texas and nationally known authors. In 2006, more than 45,000 visitors participated in a week-end of author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment at the State Capitol in Austin.

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December 2009
3
Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony


Austin, Texas – Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building front steps
–11 a.m.

Laura W. Bush, former U.S. and Texas First Lady will dedicate the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, the headquarters of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), as a national Literary Landmark. The landmark designation was issued by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF). The Lorenzo de Zavala building is the fourth structure in Texas to receive the national Literary Landmark designation. Other recipients include the O. Henry House and Museum in Austin (1999); the Menger Hotel in San Antonio (2000); and the Katherine Anne Porter Home in Kyle (2002)...View Literary Landmark page

Spring 2010
TBA
History of the Commission Book Release / Author Speaks


Austin, Texas – Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives Building

Dr. David B. Gracy, the Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information, has contracted with UT Press to publish a history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas supported this effort by administering a Summerlee Foundation grant to fund research on the topic. Dr. Gracy submitted the manuscript to the publisher in fall 2008, with publication scheduled for fall or winter 2009. A book release party will be held in the lobby of the Zavala building. Gracy may give a prepared lecture, attendees can meet the author and he will autograph copies of the book.

TBA
Ribbon Cutting / Open House


Austin, Texas – Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives Building

Celebrate the completion of the renovations to the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building.

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