Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced that its two public research facilities, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin and the Sam Houston Regional Research Center in Liberty, have been awarded official certificates as affiliate libraries of FamilySearch. This designation brings additional genealogy resources to TSLAC’s patrons.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has named Tim Gleisner as Assistant State Librarian. The agency conducted a national search for the position in early summer. Gleisner will join TSLAC in mid-August.
Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Sixth Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy.
Austin, TX – Texas State Library and Archives Commission Director and Librarian Gloria Meraz has appointed Chris McDougal to the nine-member Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. McDougal currently serves as the director of the archives and library at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. He holds a B.S. in History from the University of Hawai’i and an M.L.S. at the University of North Texas.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), in partnership with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has announced a free public COVID-19 vaccination clinic taking place from 12 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty.
May 16, 2022
Austin, TX--Sarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Previously, Ms. Jacobson served as the Director of the Talking Book Program Division for more than two years and prior to that held the position of Manager of Records Management Assistance for the State and Local Records Management Division for eight years. Jacobson’s new appointment will be effective June 1.
Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nominations for its 2022 archival awards. THRAB bestows annual awards in the categories of excellence, advocacy and distinguished service. The Archival Award of Excellence honors archival institutions and individuals in Texas who have made significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format.