Austin, TX    Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the award of a National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grant to the agency’s Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, TX. The grant, which requires no matching local or state funds, will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.

   Austin, TX    State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested.

   New York, NY    TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare   

LearningExpress, LLC announces that it has been chosen as the provider of online career development content for the TexShare Database Program administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). LearningExpress Library(TM) and LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator(TM) are now included in TexShare as part of vocational education preparation course study materials, education tutorials, and job search and career preparation resources for Texas residents.