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Texas Library/Information Science Students: Apply for the $2,000 Martha Wong Scholarship!

The Texas Library and Archives Foundation has announced a new scholarship opportunity for students in a Texas library/information science or school library certification program. The Martha Wong Scholarship will award a reimbursable grant of $2,000 that may be used for tuition or required textbooks. The Foundation provides this grant program to encourage Texans to pursue…

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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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Upcoming Library Tech Lunch and Learns

On the last Thursday of most months, the Innovation and Technology Round Table (ITRT) of the Texas Library Association (TLA) hosts a series of FREE half-hour Zoom “Tech Chats” featuring the innovative, award-winning work of Texas libraries and some quick overviews of the latest emerging technologies through a library lens. All Texas library staff are…

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Texas Public Libraries: New Peer-Learning Trainings on Data Fluency and Summer Learning This Spring

Attention Texas public libraries: the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites you to participate in a new peer-learning program from March to July 2024. This program is designed to build public libraries’ capacity and skill to collect, analyze and communicate data, demonstrate the vital role of public libraries in using and analyzing data,…

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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…

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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…

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…