Digital Literacy Grant Opportunity and Training Materials from the Public Library Association

The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with AT&T, has announced a new grant opportunity to support public libraries in providing digital literacy workshops. The application window is now open, and a webinar will be held on May 19 to provide more information to interested libraries. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you’ll be…

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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.…

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New ECF Window Announced for Public Libraries to Receive Free Hotspots and Devices

The Highlights: A third Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Window opens April 28 and closes May 13. ECF will only pay accredited public libraries for Internet/Connected Devices to support library patrons with unmet need. 18 month service period from July 1, 2022, through December 31, 2023, BUT only can seek at most 12 months of funding. Prohibition…

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Congratulations to the 2022 Family Place Libraries Grant Recipients!

This past fall, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) opened applications for participating in its Family Place Libraries™ Project. TSLAC initiated this project in 2015 to help public libraries address early learning with a goal of ensuring that all children enter school ready and able to learn. The TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project…

Congratulations to the 2021 REFORMA Scholarship Recipients!

This past fall, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) was excited to launch a pilot scholarship program and new opportunity for bilingual public library staff to virtually attend the REFORMA National Conference (RNC VII). The REFORMA National Conference is the premier training and networking event for anyone interested in library services to Latinos…