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   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award   

2022 Texas Center for the Book Literacy AwardAustin, 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    Chris McDougal Appointed to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board   

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    Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic June 11   

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.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Appoints Sarah Jacobson as Director of Library Development and Networking Division   

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    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2022 Archival Awards   

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.

   Austin, TX    New Exhibit at Sam Houston Center Educates Visitors About Human Trafficking   

A graphic with text of Not Alone Working Together in the Fight Against Human TraffickingLiberty, TX – An original exhibition produced by the Bullock Texas State History Museum is now on view at the Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Cent

   Austin, TX    Winners of 2021-2022 Letters About Literature Texas Competition Announced   

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   Austin, TX    Sam Houston Center Announces April 30 Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building Grand Opening in Liberty   

Liberty, TX – The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, a component of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, has announced the grand opening of the newly restored Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building with a special event scheduled for 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sat., April 30.

The public is invited to this celebration of community. RSVP by calling (936) 336-8821 or emailing samhoustoncenter@tsl.texas.gov.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, Reappointment of Iglesias and Chair Wong   

Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced a new appointment to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), effective immediately. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, with a term to expire Sept. 28, 2027. Additionally, Gov. Abbott reappointed David Iglesias and Martha Wong, Ed.D. for terms set to expire on Sept. 28, 2027.

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