TLA Digital Conversations

TLA Digital Conversation Lands in Clute, Texas

The Texas Library Association’s “Digital Conversations” tour stopped in Clute, Texas on May 9, at the Brazosport Center for the Arts. The panelists presented some of their programs and work, highlighting the need to close the digital divide. With people participating from Brazoria County, Clute, and the Houston area, the event was well-attended, and a…

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Funding Opportunity: Broadband Development Office to Apply for State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program

The State Broadband Development Office (BDO) is currently developing their application for the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program (SDECGP), in which Texas was allocated $55.6 million to implement the initiatives identified in the Texas Digital Opportunity Plan (TDOP). This funding will be the first of three tranches over the course of next three years.…

T3 – Notes From the Field: 2024 Texas Family Place Libraries™ Training Institute

Round Rock, the “Sports Capital of Texas,” is located just fifteen miles north of Austin. In addition to a full line-up of exceptional sports facilities, the city champions specialty retail shopping, delicious restaurants, outdoor adventures, and the Round Rock Public Library System (RRPL).   Established in 1962, RRPL is a gateway to the community that knocks…

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Library Management Update: May 2024

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Texas Public Library Continuing Education Survey Texas Public Library Continuing Education Survey The Continuing Education and Consulting team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission would love to hear about the training topics that are most important…

Upcoming Webinar: Librarians as Leaders for Community Resiliency Collaborations

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in partnership with the Translational Health Research Center (THRC) at Texas State University, invites the library community to join us on May 15 for a webinar that will share results from a pilot project that positioned librarians in two rural Texas communities to lead their communities in resiliency…

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Tomorrow: New TSLAC May Webinar on Robots and Read Alouds

On Tuesday, May 7, TSLAC is providing a free 1-hour webinar about how robots can be used alongside read alouds. Hope you can join us! (Register here) Title: Robots and Read Alouds Presenter: Melanie Sowa-Li, Technology Teacher, Conroe ISD Description:This presentation will examine how robots can be used alongside read alouds to increase student engagement, literary…

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Digital Opportunity in Clute: Conversations with Civic Leaders for Community Success

Join us May 9, at 9:30 a.m., for a free, in-person event for anyone interested or involved in expanding digital access or literacy and the role that libraries can play in this effort, including librarians, civic leaders, broadband suppliers, and workforce advocates. We’ll discuss how to build and strengthen relationships to better serve our communities.…