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   Austin, Texas    Texas Receives IMLS Grant for Multi-State Volunteer Initiative   

As part of a four state collaborative, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the recipient of the FY2016 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant for the project “The Get Involved Collaborative: A Multi-State Approach to Increasing Volunteer Engagement.” The four state library agencies involved are California, Arizona, Texas and Idaho.

   Austin, Texas    Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 2-6   

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Wednesday January 4, 2017

   Austin, Texas    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces Mini-Grant Program for Texas Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, (TSLAC) is working to enhance partnerships between local libraries and adult education and literacy (AEL) providers. As part of this project, TSLAC will make grants available to libraries to purchase computer equipment that will enable them to expand services to adults seeking to improve literacy skills, including digital literacy, English language acquisition, basic education, family literacy, high school equivalency, workplace skills and training, and more.

   Austin, Texas    Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – December 12-16   

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

   Austin, Texas    The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Reach Out and Read-Texas Partner to Provide Reading Resources   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Reach Out and Read-Texas, a program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, share a mission of encouraging a love of books and reading and supporting preschool children in school readiness. A collaboration agreement has been formalized to encourage Texas public libraries and Reach Out and Read programs to work together to promote early literacy development. This collaboration agreement symbolizes the importance of expanding partnerships to enhance the early childhood learning opportunities for Texas children.

   Austin, Texas    Texas Center for the Book 2016 Letters About Literature Contest Deadlines Approaching   

The Texas Center for the Book, a project of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, reminds young readers that the deadlines to enter the 2016 Letters About Literature Contest are quickly approaching.

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Level 1 (Grades 4-6) – January 9, 2017

   Austin, Texas    Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – November 28 – December 2   

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

   Austin, Texas    Video: What’s the process for updating TSLAC’s retention schedules?   
 

 

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we’re updating our retention schedules or other administrative rules? Join us for a new Analyst Tip video as Julie gives a little peek behind the curtain of how the process works and how long it can take.

   Austin, Texas    New Titles from the Texas Talking Book Program Studio   

 

Check out these titles fresh from the Talking Books Program Recording Studio.  They are available for loan on digital cartridge or for download via BARD. For more informatioin or to see if you qualify visit tsl.texas.gov/tbp.

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