Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Applications are OPEN for the TSLAC Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Scholarship Program

TSLAC JCLC Scholarship Program is OPEN and accepting applications. As a pilot project, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) intends to fund up to 15 scholarships of up to $3,500 to paid library staff of accredited libraries to attend the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in St. Pete Beach, Florida scheduled for October 5-9, 2022.…

Decorative Logo representing Youth Services

The Diving Bell: Enabling Access to the Oceans of Possibilities

Well-defined, time-limited efforts like your Summer Library Program often serve as a rich environment for testing new services. This summer, consider expanding your support of patrons in your community with visual, physical, and reading disabilities by using the following strategies and resources outlined by Jaclyn Owusu, Public Awareness Coordinator for the Talking Book Program. *** Libraries…

New TSLAC Program: REFORMA Scholarship Opportunity!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for bilingual library staff at public libraries to virtually attend the REFORMA National Conference scheduled for November 4-7, 2021. The scholarship will fund REFORMA National conference registration and include participation in the REFORMA pre-conference Leadership Institute. TSLAC’s REFORMA Scholarship will…

Library Highlights from Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, we would like to highlight some of the amazing library programming and services happening in our Texas libraries that are designed to support, recognize, and celebrate our LGBTQIA community. The LGBTQIA community is essential to our libraries, and we are excited to showcase programs and services that celebrate and promote…

Happy Juneteenth!

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, after unanimous passage in the United States Senate and subsequent passage in the House, President Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth commemorates the day that enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, received news that they had been freed—more than two years…