Free CE and training this week Sept. 7-10

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Wednesday, Sep 8 (10:00-11:00 am) NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels…

Free CE and training this week – Aug 30 – Sept 3

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Monday, Aug 30 (3:00-3:30 pm) Using ProQuest TexShare Resources for Homeschooling…

Public Library Legal Needs Survey

TSLAC recently welcomed General Counsel Sarah Swanson to our staff. She has provided essential legal expertise, and has helped us answer many consulting questions behind the scenes. She has agreed to present a webinar on the most common legal issues public libraries encounter in late October.  We want to hear from you: what legal issues…

Hope to See You Online at TLA 2021!

Heading to the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference later this month? Here’s where you can find Texas State Library staff presenters and sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by TSLAC. For the full TLA conference program, visit https://txla.org/annual-conference/attend/schedule/. Thursday, April 22 TexShare and TexQuest Updates, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Virtual Programming in Small Community Libraries: Successes and…

Update to Statewide Directives on Health Protocols

Yesterday Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34. This order will go into effect on Wednesday, March 10. TSLAC has received several questions about how this executive order might apply to libraries. A few points: The provisions of the executive order will go into effect March 10. Libraries should work with their governing authority and possibly…

Updated Information from FEMA

Sharing at the request of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF). On February 19, 2021, President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas to provide: Individual Assistance to disaster survivors in 108 counties. This assistance…

Responding to Water Damage in Libraries

With the catastrophic winter weather that has been affecting Texas, libraries may be responding to freezing pipes and resulting water damage. Prioritize your safety and that of your staff. Once you all are safe, consult your local governing authority for more information about their requirements or directives. Step one: Caring for staff Prioritize Safety: Blog…

Applications Open for ARSL Leadership Institute

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) has announced the Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute. The Institute is for library workers who are currently working in rural and/or small libraries from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Applications are due February 24. ARSL encourages applications from folks who may not have a Master of Library…