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…

Library Management Update: April 2024

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. AI and Libraries II: More Applications, Implications, and Possibilities April 18, 2024 How has artificial intelligence impacted library services, resources, and work so far? How have libraries responded to these evolving technologies to better support their communities? It’s…

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Library Management Update: March 2024

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. 12 Months to Better Library Data (Webinar Series) Beginning March 2024 Are you interested in gaining knowledge and skills for data-informed decision-making, program improvement, planning, and advocacy? Do you want to learn how to use data to serve…

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Library Management Update: February 2024

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Library of Congress Literacy Award February 19, 2024 The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards are intended to draw public…

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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…

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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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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.…