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   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Announces Four New Literary Landmarks   

Text of New Texas Literary Landmarks: Dallas, Meridian, Edinburg, Fort Davis with Texas Center for the Book and Texas State Library and Archives Logos over a photo of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Accepting Applications from Libraries for $1.8 Million in ARPA Grants   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will begin accepting applications on Sept. 3 for three new grant programs made possible by emergency pandemic funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Available funds total at least $1.8 million and are provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under ARPA. Texas libraries are encouraged to apply through TSLAC’s online grants management program by Oct. 1.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards $1.16 Million in Grants to Texas Libraries   

Austin, TX – Selected Texas libraries will soon undertake new projects with funding from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). 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 TSLAC. Agency commissioners awarded 51 library grants totaling $1,167,658 million for numerous Texas libraries and institutions of higher education at their August 6 regular meeting in Austin.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Opens New 20,000-Square-Foot Records Facility   

Woman cuts a blue ribbon as others look on.Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) celebrated the opening of its new 20,000-square-foot records storage facility at the State Records Center Annex at Promontory Point in Austin on August 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Commission Chair Dr.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner David Iglesias   

Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced a new appointment to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), effective immediately. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner David Iglesias, with a term to expire September 2021.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives FINRA Investor Education Foundation Grant to Expand Personal Finance e-Book Collections to Aid Texans Following Severe Storms   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) today announced plans to provide access to personal finance e-books as part of its E-Read Texas program following receipt of a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

The additional resources will help ensure that Texas residents have the information they need when making critical money decisions as they repair, rebuild and clean up following severe storms over the winter.

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

Graphic with text of July 29 Texas Author Project Program and Winners: Learn about the program and honor the 2020 winners. Sept. 16 Letters About Literature Program and Winners: Hear winning letters from Texas 4th – 8th graders who wrote to a favorite author. Oct. 14 Texas Book Festival Preview: Staff present a behind-the-scenes preview of this year’s event, the 26th annual and first-ever hybrid festival!</body></html>

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2021 e-Records Conference and Call for Presentations   

Austin, TX – The annual e-Records conference organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to promote electronic records management in Texas government will be held virtually the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17 and the morning of Thursday, November 18, 2021. This year’s theme is Accelerating Towards the Texas of Tomorrow.

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