Austin, TX    “Wish You Were Here!” Exhibit Opens at the Sam Houston Center   

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   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission to Visit Brownsville Public Library   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will meet at the Brownsville Public Library on November 1. The Commission, which convenes several times during the year in Austin, conducts its annual fall meeting at a designated library in the state. This year, the Commission has selected Brownsville in recognition of the outstanding services the library provides the community.

Representative Eddie Lucio III will be on hand to welcome the Commission and commend Brownsville for its services to the people of South Texas.

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Provides Free Library Services to Texans with Visual, Physical or Reading Disabilities   

Do you know someone who has lost their vision or is losing their vision? Even though someone’s vision may be diminished, they can still enjoy the pleasure of reading books and magazines, and the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP) is here to help.

Eligible patrons can receive a free digital audio player on loan, and there is no cost for return postage. Even better, program participants can download books onto a flash drive through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) or using the free app, BARD Mobile, which works on smartphone and tablets.

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) Announces Two Free Workshops on Issues Relating to Digital Collections   

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   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Library Technology Academy Now Accepting New Grant Applicants   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is excited to announce that, after a successful pilot last year, we are once again offering the Library Technology Academy. This training grant program is informed by the needs of small and rural Texas library staff who have requested strategic, intentional and proactive technology planning.

Last year, we received an overwhelming response from small and rural libraries for this program, and we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding the grant in a few ways:

   Austin, TX    Books Are GEMS Named 2019 Recipient of the Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award   

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   Austin, TX    UPDATE: Hurricane/Tropical Storm Emergency Management   

Libraries are never more needed than in times of crisis, and it is in times of crisis that we demonstrate why we are considered essential services.

We have updated our hurricane/tropical storm disaster recovery resources for libraries, archives and cultural institutions web page:

   Austin, TX    Personal Digital Archiving Workshop offered October 12   

October is Texas Archives Month, and we want to help you with your personal digital archive!

Celebrate Texas Archives Month with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and discover how to organize and maintain your own personal digital archive. Our digitization and electronic archiving experts will offer up pro tips on the issues, challenges and types of resources available for properly preserving and conveniently maintaining all those photos and files documenting your memories.