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.

   Austin, TX    The Talking Book Program Helps Children with Reading Disabilities   

Having a child struggle with reading can be a daunting task. Parents often look for ways to help students achieve success through tutors or extra long study days, but frustration often sets in when success stalls—destroying the joy of reading. The Talking Book Program (TBP) can give students and parents the extra tools to regain that joy of reading, free of charge.

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Names Sarah Swanson General Counsel   

A photograpah of General Counsel Sarah Swanson

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has named Sarah I. Swanson as its new General Counsel, effective September 1.

   Austin, TX    Collections on the Move! Summer Changes Coming to TSLAC Reading Rooms   

Photograph of the reference reading room showing stairs and desks with rolling chairs

   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Invites Nominations for 2019 Archival Award of Excellence   

National Archives - National Historical Publications & Records CommissionCircular THRAB logo with a star in the center surrounded by smaller starsAustin, TX – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nomi

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces “E-Read Texas” Electronic Books   

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announces a new program, E-Read Texas, to bring electronic books to Texans served by small community libraries in all parts of the state beginning September 1. The E-Read Texas program will provide an easy-to-use platform to access e-books provided by TSLAC alongside materials purchased by local libraries.

   Austin, TX    Texas Talking Book Program Announces Third Annual Poetry Writing Contest   

The Texas Talking Book Program (TBP) is proud to announce its third annual poetry writing contest. The contest will run from June through September 30, 2019.

There are three contest levels: TBPL #1: ages 0-10; TBPL #2: ages 11-18; and TBPL #3: age 19 and above. Winners will be announced in the TBP Winter Newsletter in early 2020 and featured on the website of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.