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   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Appoints Sarah Jacobson as Director of Library Development and Networking Division   

May 16, 2022

Austin, TX--Sarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Previously, Ms. Jacobson served as the Director of the Talking Book Program Division for more than two years and prior to that held the position of Manager of Records Management Assistance for the State and Local Records Management Division for eight years. Jacobson’s new appointment will be effective June 1.

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2022 Archival Awards   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nominations for its 2022 archival awards. THRAB bestows 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    New Exhibit at Sam Houston Center Educates Visitors About Human Trafficking   

A graphic with text of Not Alone Working Together in the Fight Against Human TraffickingLiberty, TX – An original exhibition produced by the Bullock Texas State History Museum is now on view at the Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Cent

   Austin, TX    Winners of 2021-2022 Letters About Literature Texas Competition Announced   

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   Austin, TX    Sam Houston Center Announces April 30 Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building Grand Opening in Liberty   

Liberty, TX – The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, a component of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, has announced the grand opening of the newly restored Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building with a special event scheduled for 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sat., April 30.

The public is invited to this celebration of community. RSVP by calling (936) 336-8821 or emailing samhoustoncenter@tsl.texas.gov.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, Reappointment of Iglesias and Chair Wong   

Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced a new appointment to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), effective immediately. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, with a term to expire Sept. 28, 2027. Additionally, Gov. Abbott reappointed David Iglesias and Martha Wong, Ed.D. for terms set to expire on Sept. 28, 2027.

   Austin, TX    Dive Into an Ocean of Possibilities This Summer with the TBP Summer Reading Program   

Austin, TX – Summer is the perfect time to dive in and start reading. It is even better when you get to compete for a prize. This year, the Talking Book Program (TBP) at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with libraries across the country to revamp and inspire readers of all ages. Readers of all ages will dive into the ocean depths this summer as TBP presents “Oceans of Possibilities” during the summer reading program.

   Austin, TX 78704    National Student Poet of the Southwest Kechi Mbah Interviewed by Texas Center for the Book   

Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) recently welcomed Texan Kechi Mbah to discuss her distinction as 2021 National Student Poet of the Southwest. This conversation, as a part of the Texas Center for the Book’s #TXBookChat series with Center Coordinator Rebekah Manley, was filmed and is now available for literary enthusiasts, librarians and educators. This conversation offers an inside look into the budding poetry career of Mbah and her year of service offerings and goals for the literary community of Texas.

   Austin, TX    Recipients of the 2022 Texas State Library and Archives Commission Research Fellowship in Texas History Announced   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Library and Archives Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History. The $2,000 fellowship is awarded to applicants with the best research proposals utilizing collections at the State Archives in Austin. Administered through the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the awards are presented each year at the TSHA annual meeting. 

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