Opportunity to work with a UT iSchool Capstone student

Sharing on behalf of the University of Texas iSchool. Please contact David Lankes by October 14 at rdlankes@utexas.edu to request to work with one of the Bowden Capstone Scholars or for more information. Library students in the University of Texas at Austin library program are required to complete a Capstone project. These projects are 125…

Ready for Anything: Preparation and Strengthened Connections

Could the operations of your library withstand any threat, natural or otherwise? So many people rely on libraries, which provide critical support that makes the prosperity of communities possible. By preparing together with partners and organizations, libraries can be ready for ruptures in continuity of operations, and common problems can be avoided or mitigated in…

Letters About Literature

2022-2023 Letters About Literature Contest – Enhanced Cash Prizes for Libraries + Educator Resources

The 2022-2023 Letters About Literature Texas contest includes enhanced cash prizes for libraries, plus and a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guide. The Texas Center for the Book’s annual Letters About Literature Texas (LAL) contest invites students to respond to authors whose books or poetry have touched their lives. This year’s competition runs from…

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2022 Texas Great Read is “Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards” by Meghan P. Browne, Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt

Our Texas Center for the Book has chosen Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards by Meghan P. Browne, illustrated by Carlynn Whitt, as the Texas Great Read for 2022. Every year, the Library of Congress asks each state Center for the Book to select a title that represents the state’s literary landscape to highlight…

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Call for participants: Making neighborhood GAMES and outdoor STORIES with community history, monuments, and art

Sharing the following for our friends at Beyond our Walls. Beyond our Walls is a project to bring neighborhood games to 20+ cities and communities through public libraries. Open call: more than 20 public libraries will be selected starting August 15 to “engage beyond our walls.” Each library will receive modest funding, live workshops with…

Our thoughts are with Uvalde

By State Librarian Gloria Meraz, reposted from the TSLAC Director’s blog As I type these words, I understand that the staff of the El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde are holding their regularly scheduled storytime. A safe space for children and families. That shouldn’t be difficult. Though today it seems remote, it is needed more…