Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 7-11

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. Tuesday, Sept. 8 (12-1:30 p.m.) Race, Power, and Curation: Black Women’s…

Statewide Interlibrary Loan : Current Considerations

Libraries are across Texas are in various states of reopening as we adjust—and readjust—to life during the COVID pandemic. During changes to library services related to COVID, it is  a local decision whether and when  your library is ready to borrow and lend materials through ILL.  We hope you find the information below helpful in decision…

Upcoming Webinars on School and Copyright Resources

As the 2020-2021 school year gets started, we are hosting two webinars that may be of interest to both public and school library audiences. Registration information can be found below. Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year: TexShare, TexQuest, and more! Tuesday, Sept 15 at 2: 00 p.m. Central Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2890745121447530255 The 2020-2021 school year…

Staff Highlight: Karen McElfresh

As part of our effort to make sure you know the staff here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, we periodically interview those with whom you may at some point come into contact! For this staff highlight, I interviewed Karen McElfesh, our new Resource Sharing Projects Coordinator. What are your job responsibilities at…

Free CE and Training This Week – Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

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. Tuesday, Sept. 1 (11-11:45 a.m.) How to Get More Donations: A…

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Emergency Management

To help libraries stay prepared in advance of Hurricane Laura and other natural disasters, we wanted to share the following information from our previous blog post on hurricane and tropical storm management; you can find the original blog post here: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/2019/09/23/update-hurricane-tropical-storm-emergency-management/. To find updated information on Hurricane Laura, please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Laura. Preparedness tips are uploaded…

Staff Highlight: Tomas Mendez

As part of our effort to make sure you know the staff here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, we periodically feature those whom you may at some point come into contact! This month, I interviewed Tomas Mendez, Library Development and Networking (LDN)’s CE Support Specialist. What are your job responsibilities at TSLAC?…

New Online Training Site!

Great news! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission Continuing Education and Consulting team has updated our Online Training Site. Our new site will provide an updated look and feel, will provide the ability to track completion of courses within training programs, and will provide more opportunities for interactive engagement with training from the Texas…