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   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Announces New Season of #TXBookChat Virtual Series   

Graphic with text of July 29 Texas Author Project Program and Winners: Learn about the program and honor the 2020 winners. Sept. 16 Letters About Literature Program and Winners: Hear winning letters from Texas 4th – 8th graders who wrote to a favorite author. Oct. 14 Texas Book Festival Preview: Staff present a behind-the-scenes preview of this year’s event, the 26th annual and first-ever hybrid festival!</body></html>

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2021 e-Records Conference and Call for Presentations   

Austin, TX – The annual e-Records conference organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to promote electronic records management in Texas government will be held virtually the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17 and the morning of Thursday, November 18, 2021. This year’s theme is Accelerating Towards the Texas of Tomorrow.

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2021 Archival Awards   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nominations for its 2021 archival awards. THRAB gives annual awards in the categories of excellence, advocacy, and distinguished service. The Archival Award of Excellence honors archival institutions and individuals in Texas who have made significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award   

A graphic with books stacked on top in an arch with the text 2021 Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Director and State Librarian Mark Smith to Retire   

Portrait of Mark Smith in front of the pink granite of the de Zavala building

Austin, TX - Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Director and State Librarian Mark Smith has announced his retirement effective September 1, 2021.

   Austin, TX    The Texas Talking Book Program Celebrates Its Recording Studio Volunteers   

Austin, TX – April 18, 2021, marked the start of National Volunteer Week in the United States. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recognized its Talking Book Program (TBP) and the TBP Recording Studio volunteers who have been resilient and dedicated, continuing to provide thousands of Texans with reading materials in digital audio format.

Stephen Lewis, manager for the TBP Recording Studio said, “Our volunteers are the best! Without them our patrons, whether statewide or nationally, would have significantly less material to read.”

   Lubbock, TX    LEARN Partners with TSLAC, Connecting Rural Texas Libraries   

Lubbock TX – With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing demand for reliable Internet access outside of school and work, the need to improve Internet capabilities of community anchor institutions, such as libraries, is more important than ever.

   Austin, TX    Read Across Texas 2021 Titles Now Available to Texans as Free E-Books from E-Read Texas   

Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries, community nonprofits, and readers statewide to join in its 2021 reading campaign, Read Across Texas: Recovery.

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