Get to Know New TSLAC Director and Librarian, Mark Smith

In August, the seven-member Texas State Library and Archives Commission selected Mark Smith for the position of Director and Librarian, the agency’s chief executive also known as the Texas State Librarian. Though Mr. Smith’s tenure begins November 1, we reached out to him recently with 10 questions that address his background, perspective, priorities, and even his knowledge of Texas history. We look forward to getting to know more about Mr. Smith in the months and years to come.

Read the full interview on our website at

Questions about the interview?  Contact Cesar Garza, Communications Officer, at or 512-463-5514.