Liberty, TX    Southeast Texas Glass Plate Negative Collections Online   

   Liberty, TX    State Research Center Seeks Local History   

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is on a campaign to broaden its collections in order to more fully document the history of the Southeast Texas region. The Center serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the historic Atascosito District, a ten county area including Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler.

   Liberty, TX    Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Begins Museum Renovation Project, Welcomes Public for Behind-the-Scenes tour on 3/18   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has contracted with Exhibit Concepts, in collaboration with Pony Allen Studios to renovate the museum space and reception area at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. The project will include an upgrade to the 1,900 square foot museum exhibit space with updated furnishings, displays, signage and a permanent exhibit highlighting the history of the Atascosito District.

   Austin, Texas    Texas Digital Archive Makes Available Records of Representative Sylvester Turner   

The official state records of longtime State Representative Sylvester Turner are now available online through the work of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Turner, who now serves as Mayor of Houston, represented House District 139 from 1989-2015.

   Austin, Texas    Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that Texas public libraries provide $2.628 billion in economic benefits to the state. Collectively, in FY2015, Texas public libraries were found to offer a sizeable return on investment. For every one dollar spent, libraries offered $4.64 worth of services, resources, and economic opportunity to communities.

   Austin, Texas    Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3, 2017   

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    TSLAC Booth Featured at Austin Martin Luther King Day Festival   

TSLAC staff members Cindy Fisher, Richard Holmes, Ashley Stevens, and Maria Barker stand behind the TSLAC table at the MLK Festival.

   Austin, Texas    TexShare: Updates to LearningExpress, ProQuest, and Gale resources   

Recently, Gale partnered with Visual Learning Systems, an educational science publisher whose mission is to provide high quality, visual-based content that instructs, challenges, and inspires young learners.

Approximately 140 videos, including videos on topics frequently studied in middle school earth science and physical science courses, have been added to Gale's Science In Context.

   Austin, Texas    Texas Center for the Book Launches Statewide Reading Program Exploring the Veteran Experience