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   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Announces 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas Contest Winners   

Texas State Library and Archives Commission LogoTexas Center for the Book logoAustin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book has announced the winners of the 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a statewide event sponsored by the

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces Release of a Survey on Digital Literacy and Texas Public Libraries   

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced the release of a new report, Texas Public Libraries: Serving Communities to Enhance Digital Literacy. Created through a TSLAC partnership with the Bureau of Business Research IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, this publication gathered primary data from main and branch libraries throughout Texas to identify areas of urgent need relating to digital literacy in communities statewide.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children’s Literature Across All Communities with Lone Star Día, April 30   

A graphic with the text "April 30 Celebrate throughout 2023 Read to your children and celebrate Bookjoy every dayAustin, TX – This April, Texans celebrate 27 years of Children’s Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, El día de los libros): a celebration of children,

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2023 Family Place Libraries™ Grant Recipients   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of its Family Place Libraries™ Grant Project:

Carrollton Public Library—Carrollton, Texas

Copperas Cove Public Library—Copperas Cove, Texas

Dickinson Public Library—Dickinson, Texas

   Austin, TX    Texas Libraries Launch Local Author Contest   

Texas State Library and Archives Commission LogoTexas Center for the Book logoTexas Author Project LogoAustin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book i

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces 2023 Research Fellows in Texas History   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History: Cecilia N. Sanchez Hill, Angus McLeod and Halee Robinson. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.

   Austin, TX    Tara Turk-Zaafran Reappointed to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the reappointment of board member Tara Turk-Zaafran. 

   Austin, TX    THRAB Offers Free Finding Aid Training for Texas Archives, Library Staff   

Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) has announced free spring training opportunities on encoding finding aids to enhance the collection access efforts of historical and genealogical societies, archives, museums, libraries, colleges, local governments and other institutions who hold Texas’ archival collections.

   Austin, TX    Public Libraries Encouraged to Take Part in Internet Speed Test from State Library   

Austin, TX – February is Texas Public Library Speed Test Month! Each year, TSLAC asks all public libraries in Texas to take the Texas Public Library Speed Test. The results are instrumental in determining the status of Internet access for our public libraries' patrons and helping with statewide plans to support broadband improvement.

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