Upcoming TSLAC Webinar: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection After Natural Disaster

In one week (Thursday, October 6, 2:00 p.m.), please join us for a free webinar featuring special guest speakers from a Texas library who rebuilt their children’s collection after a recent natural disaster. Webinar Title: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster When: Thursday, October 6 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT CE Credit: 1…

Upcoming Webinar – I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites the Texas library community to join our webinar next Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. CDT titled “I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service.” Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did…

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Top-Quality Opportunity for Growth with SCALEUP

Naturally, libraries are part of the public workforce system, and libraries can strengthen and further the progress and the prosperity of their communities by supporting local business owners and encouraging the growth of local and small business. Simply put, the success of local businesses creates a positive ripple effect in that it boosts local economies…

Texas State Library and Archives Commission LSTA Evaluation – Call for participation

Posting on behalf of Library Development Program Coordinator Erica McCormick. Every five years the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) conducts an evaluation of its implementation of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program in fulfillment of the requirements of the Museums and Libraries Act as implemented by the U.S.…

Applications are OPEN for the TSLAC Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program

TSLAC CAP Grant program is OPEN and accepting applications for funding. Completed applications and all required documents must be submitted in GMS by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Friday, April 1, 2022. To learn more about the TSLAC CAP Grant Program, please visit www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/cap and catch the recorded TSLAC CAP Grant Program Webinar. In this webinar,…

Apply for 3-day Virtual Library-Focused Training Opportunity

You can apply now to participate in the upcoming Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School training program. Through the continuation of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, the Connecticut State Library will be hosting various cohorts that you can join for a three day, hands-on, virtual training during 2022 and into 2023.…

New Winter Storm Recovery Grants for Humanities Programming and Collections

Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and educational institutions that suffered losses or damages to humanities collections as a result of the February 2021 winter storm, or incurred costs related to resuming humanities programming that was postponed or cancelled as a result of the storm, to apply for fast-track Recovery Grants. For more information about eligibility,…

Time for a TexShare ShoutOut

All around the state, libraries are promoting the TexShare databases to their students and patrons for research, homework help, genealogy, and more. We at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) think the TexShare databases are worth shouting about. And so are the libraries that are doing the shouting, helping give their community access…

Webinar this Friday with State Librarian Mark Smith and Assistant State Librarian Gloria Meraz

Please join us for a TSLAC update and discussion on the future outlook for Texas libraries. Learn about statewide efforts to support communities during this time and hear about upcoming opportunities, budget considerations, and how libraries can look to the future. Your questions and thoughts are most welcome! Program details are below. We hope to…