AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), along with the Texas Center for the Book, will participate in the 20th annual National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress. This year’s festival will take place online, September 25-27, 2020. The theme is “Roadmap to Reading.”
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in partnership with Texas Legal Services Center / Texas Law Help and the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, have launched the Texas Free WiFi Map.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has launched the Texas Library Status Project, an up-to-date, online source for information about current library services statewide.
The Texas Center for the Book has announced the 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors of books or poetry who have touched their lives. The contest opens November 4, 2020, and is open to Texas students in grades 4 through 12.
AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series, a new online program from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced the second cycle of its TSLAC CARES Grant Program to help libraries statewide respond to COVID-19. This emergency funding comes from the federal appropriation made to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the CARES Act.
Austin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to offer an educational opportunity free of charge to individuals working with historical collections and who lack a background or formal training in archives. THRAB has partnered with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) to reserve a select number of spots in their upcoming beginner’s course, Basics of Archives.
Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is awarding 38 grants to libraries throughout the state to support local efforts to respond to COVID-19 and increase digital inclusion throughout communities. This first cycle of the TSLAC CARES Grant Program provides emergency funding totaling $1,063,469 and comes from the federal appropriation made to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.