Stay in touch with the Texas State Library

Happy New Year! In an effort to remain in close communication with our libraries throughout Texas, we want to send a friendly reminder of the following places you can communicate with us!

  • Library Developments blog. (You’re here!) This blog provides updates on grants, trainings, and other library topics. You can read and subscribe to the blog here:
  • The Director’s Report. Insights and observations written by Mark Smith, Librarian and Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Read all about the commitment and hard work it takes for our agency to provide a wide variety of services to the citizens of Texas. You can read and subscribe to the blog here:
  • Texas Public Library Monthly E-Newsletter. Join our list and you’ll get a monthly rundown of continuing education programs, grant opportunities, relevant deadlines and other news from the Library Development & Networking Division. Sign up here:
  • The Small Library Management (SLM) program Facebook group. In this group, members will be able to get SLM news, ask their colleagues for professional insight, and network in a digital area. To join, sign into Facebook and search for the “Small Library Management Program (Texas)” group and request to join. You can also access by going here:
  • Texas Libraries in the News weekly newsletter. In this weekly email, you will receive a curation of news articles about libraries throughout the state of Texas. Sign up here if you would like to receive this weekly email:
  • Texas Youth and Children’s Services Newsletter is a way to provide you all with updates and announcements about training, grants, national initiatives related to youth services, etc. Sign up here to receive the newsletter:
  • Summer Reading Program newsletter is devoted to news about summer reading deadlines and updates. Sign up here to receive this newsletter:
  • TexShare-Users list is intended for general discussion regarding TexShare services and operations. The list is open to Texas librarians and library staff, and is used to make announcements about the program and give pertinent updates about TexShare resources to TexShare member libraries. Sign up here:
  • Funding Opportunities for Texas Libraries newsletter is where you can be updated on new Texas grants and other funding opportunities. Sign up here:
  • ILL – There will be a new list coming to focus on interlibrary loan news, so stay tuned!

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