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New TSLAC January Webinar on AI and Libraries

On Tuesday, January 30, TSLAC is providing a free 1-hour webinar about the new generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology and how one librarian in a small rural library is pioneering its use to serve her community. Hope you can join us! (Register here) Title: Make Your Life Easier with AI: How AI Revolutionizes Library Services…

Small Business Summit in Fredericksburg

Looking for a networking or a new professional development opportunity? Keep an eye out for the next time that the Governor’s Small Business Summit is in your area. The Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office (EDT) hosts numerous events of this kind throughout the year. Just in the past few months, they went to Beaumont,…

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Youth Services Update: December 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Call for Proposals – 2024 Setting the Trend School Libraries Friday, December 22, 2023 The search is on for dynamic, innovative educators to share their ideas, stories, and successes! Every librarian has a great story to tell, so…

Season’s Greetings!

Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season! Thank you for all that you do for your libraries and communities. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will be closed Friday, December 22 through Tuesday December 26, and on January 1, 2024. Looking forward to a wonderful 2024!

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Ordering CLOSES SOON for 2024 Summer Library Program Materials!

Ordering CLOSES SOON for the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) materials provided free of charge by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For your convenience, ordering instructions are outlined in a special edition of TSLAC’s Texas Summer Library Program Newsletter. Please contact Christina Taylor at LD@tsl.texas.gov if you did not receive this information. Libraries…

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Texas Libraries, Get Ready for Digital Opportunity – Free Technical Assistance Webinar Series

Don’t forget to register for the first webinar in the Texas, Get Ready for Digital Opportunity – Free Technical Assistance Webinar Series, which starts today! More information about the series and a link to register below. The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO), in partnership with HR&A Advisors and the Institute of Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), is pleased to…

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Congratulations to the 2024 Family Place Libraries Project Grant Recipients!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the 2023 Family Place Libraries™ Project Grant Recipients. 2024 Family Place Libraries™ Project Grant Recipients TSLAC initiated this project in 2015 to help public libraries address early learning with a goal of ensuring that all children enter school ready and able to learn.…

Library Funding Opportunity from USDA

Join the Texas Library Association (TLA) for a webinar they’re hosting on Tuesday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., to find out how your project ideas can be funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)! In this webinar, USDA Rural Development staff members will highlight the upcoming DistanceLearning and Telemedicine Grant opportunity. Past…