Austin, TX – February is Texas Public Library Speed Test Month! Each year, TSLAC asks all public libraries in Texas to take the Texas Public Library Speed Test. The results are instrumental in determining the status of Internet access for our public libraries' patrons and helping with statewide plans to support broadband improvement.
Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) has announced that it is accepting applications from libraries and archives in the Rio Grande Valley for free professional preservation assessments. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide education and support to archival repositories in the state, THRAB, with support from the National Historical Publication and Records Commission (NHPRC) will provide funding for three professional preservation assessments in the Rio Grande Valley region during the spring of 2023.
Liberty, TX – To better preserve the historical records and artifacts housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is upgrading the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the agency’s facility in Liberty. The installation will require the Center to close from Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.
Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to welcome new board member Felicia J. Williamson.
AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book continues its #TXBookChat series with a sixth season of the popular virtual literary video series.
Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) has launched the 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry has touched their lives. The contest is open to Texas students in grades 4 through 12.
Austin, TX – A new national Literary Landmark honoring Texas author Larry McMurtry will be unveiled in a special dedication ceremony made possible by the Archer Public Library in Archer City on Friday, November 18. The public is invited to attend.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas History. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.
The TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History is administered in partnership with TSHA and made possible by the generous support of the Texas Library and Archives Foundation.