Austin, TX    THRAB Offers Free Finding Aid Training for Texas Archives, Library Staff   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) has announced free spring training opportunities on encoding finding aids to enhance the collection access efforts of historical and genealogical societies, archives, museums, libraries, colleges, local governments and other institutions who hold Texas’ archival collections.

   Austin, TX    Public Libraries Encouraged to Take Part in Internet Speed Test from State Library   

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    South Texas Libraries and Archives Encouraged to Apply for Free Preservation Assessment   

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.

   Austin, TX    Sam Houston Center to Temporarily Close for Renovations   

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    Felicia J. Williamson Appointed to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board   

Photograph of Felicia J. WilliamsonAustin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to welcome new board member Felicia J. Williamson.

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

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book continues its #TXBookChat series with a sixth season of the popular virtual literary video series.

   Austin, TX    Students Invited to Participate in 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas Competition   

Student reading book in library with Letters About Literature banner and info mirroring postAustin, 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    Larry McMurtry to Receive Literary Landmark Honor in Archer City   

""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.