Austin, TX    Texas Public Libraries Eligible for Up to $5K via TSLAC’s Edge Initiative   

Accredited Texas public libraries that have completed and submitted the Edge assessment are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursements for the purchase of computer equipment and supplies that will help meet the public access technology needs of their community.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Opens Registration to K-12 Public Schools for New Statewide Database Program   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites K-12 public school districts throughout Texas to sign up for TexQuest, the agency’s new statewide database program providing high-quality digital research and information resources to the state’s more than 5 million public school students attending nearly 9000 schools.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Invites Public to Get Free Advice on Personal Records Management   

Do you know how long you should keep your tax returns? What about bank statements or paystubs? If you had an emergency tomorrow, would you be able to find all of your important documents today?

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to learn how to manage your personal records to be more organized, have less clutter, and be prepared for unexpected events. Records management expert Kim Scofield will teach you what you need to know about maintaining your records, what to get rid of, and what to have handy in case of an emergency.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Announces Fee Decrease, New System for Storage of State Records in FY2015   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the fees associated with storing non-current state records at the agency’s State Records Center in Austin. Effective September 1, 2014, the fees apply to state and local government agencies that choose to take advantage of the Center’s various, cost-effective storage services.

   Austin, TX    12 TSLAC Staff Members Recognized by Peers   

Twelve staff members of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission were recognized recently by their peers inside and outside the agency.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Marks 50th Anniversary of Texas History Mural with New Exhibit   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is marking the 50th anniversary of its historical lobby mural with an exhibit of unique items illustrating Texas’ dramatic journey from European province to American state.

   Austin, TX    TSLAC Invites Poetry Fans to Hangout on Google Plus   

In a first for the agency, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will broadcast a live video chat via Google+ Hangouts with State Librarian Mark Smith and seven guests. The public broadcast will take place online Thursday, April 17, 1-2pm CST.

   Austin, TX    Historic Violin to Be Displayed at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library   

For one night only TSLAC’s historic Journeay Violin will be on display in the Fine Arts Library at UT-Austin during a lecture on legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, February 28.

   Austin, TX    First Exhibit in 50 Years of Gov. John Connally’s Clothes Ends Next Friday   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites the public to visit a free exhibit of unique documents and artifacts that capture the unforgettable events in Dallas November 22-24, 1963. The exhibit comes to a close Friday, February 14.

   Austin, TX    Texas Public Libraries Invited to Assess Digital and Technology Resources via Edge Initiative   

Last year the Texas State Library and Archives Commission joined the nationwide Edge Initiative, a management and leadership tool that looks at the digital and technology resources libraries provide to communities. Now public libraries in Texas are welcome to register for Edge at and gain access to technology assessment resources, including nationally recognized benchmarks, case studies, training, reporting tools, presentation tools and templates.