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Hurricane Beryl – resources for affected libraries

By request, TSLAC is sharing information from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, with resources to help your libraries and patrons with post-storm recovery. We hope you, your coworkers, communities, and libraries are safe and unharmed. Apologies for cross-posting. Additionally, colleagues at TX-CERA (Texas Collections…

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Welcome home, come on in!

These freshly remodeled Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Texas Public Library Management webpages are your management services internet home, organized with a place for everything—and now everything is in its place! Welcome! New Director Resources TSLAC’s Library Development and Networking Division ensures access to information and resources Texas public library directors and managers…

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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…

TLA Digital Conversations

TLA Digital Conversations Wrap-Up in Alpine and Wichita Falls

The Texas Library Association’s “Digital Conversations” concluded their 2024 statewide tour in Alpine and Wichita Falls this past month. The conversation covered topics such as digital literacy, telehealth, grant funding, broadband accessibility, and the many ways libraries can bring digital opportunity to their communities. Both events were attended by community stakeholders, including government officials, local librarians,…

Broadband and Technology

How a “Library of Things” Became an Emergency Response Plan

During her tenure as Director of the Brazoria County Library System, Lisa Loranc has introduced a variety of new programs and resources to her community. One of those offerings is a “Library of Things,” which gives patrons the ability to access more than just books and media. What started out as a way for people…

Broadband and Technology

Test Drive LDO’s New Speed Test Dashboard

The Library Digital Opportunity office (LDO) has a new speed test dashboard tool, and you can check it out now. See how your library stacks up to the rest! From the dashboard, you can track internet upload and download speeds across the state. The dashboard allows you to filter results by region, population, and income…

TLA Digital Conversations

TLA Digital Conversation Lands in Clute, Texas

The Texas Library Association’s “Digital Conversations” tour stopped in Clute, Texas on May 9, at the Brazosport Center for the Arts. The panelists presented some of their programs and work, highlighting the need to close the digital divide. With people participating from Brazoria County, Clute, and the Houston area, the event was well-attended, and a…