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   Austin, Texas    Electronic Records Day: Electronic Records Tell Our Story Now and Into the Future   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission joins archival and records organizations across the country in recognizing the importance of managing and preserving personal and government electronic records. What is at stake? According to one report, the estimated amount of data in the digital universe is 2.7 zettabytes (that’s 2.7 trillion gigabytes).  Unlike traditional paper records, electronic records are far more difficult to preserve over the long term.

   Austin, Texas    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Partners with Library of Congress to Produce Letters About Literature Video   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission partnered with the Library of Congress to produce an instructional video to encourage students in grades 4-12 to enter the Letters About Literature Reading and Writing Contest. The video resource will be used by educators and parents to help students better understand the details behand the national literature competition.

   Austin, Texas    Catch Up & Read Named 2017 Recipient of Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award   

                              

   Austin, Texas    Texas State Library and Archives Commission to offer “Rebuilding Texas Libraries” Disaster Relief Grants   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will offer “Rebuilding Texas Libraries” disaster relief grants to public, school, and academic libraries in Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Guidelines will be released September 18 on the TSLAC website, tsl.texas.gov/rebuilding-texas-libraries.

   Austin, Texas    Texas Library Association & Texas State Library and Archives Commission Team Up to Support Libraries in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey   

Austin, Texas – As the Lone Star State begins to deal with the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Library Association (TLA) and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are working together to coordinate a response and provide assistance to the library community.

   Liberty, TX    Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Closed   

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will remain closed this week (Monday-Saturday) as staff from the The Texas State Library and Archives Commission assess the status of the property following the recent hurricane. More information about closures and future openings can be found by visiting tsl.texas.gov.

   Austin, Texas    THRAB to Present Grant Proposal Writing Workshop 9/29/2017   
The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) presents a FREE Grant Proposal Writing workshop for archivists, librarians, and other staff members in Texas archival repositories in fulfillment of its initiative to support education and training for professionals.

Grant Proposal Writing
   Austin, Texas    TSLAC Awards $2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2018   

Workforce development resources, tools for promoting tech literacy and a wide range of impactful community programs topped the list of grant proposals recently approved by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Agency commissioners approved  69  library grant awards totaling $2.1 million for numerous Texas libraries, institutions of higher education, and related nonprofit organizations.

   Austin, Texas    Jennifer Peters to Lead Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

Jennifer Peters has been appointed Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Peters will assume her position as division director upon the retirement of Deborah Littrell on September 1. Peters is an experienced innovator who has worked on increasing the capacity of libraries to meet public needs and to be at the center of engagement, learning, and opportunity.

   Austin, Texas    World War 1 Records Available Through Texas Digital Archive   

In observance of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War 1, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has digitized a series of collections featuring archival holdings from the First World War through the Texas Digital Archive.

The Frank S. Tillman Collection

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