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…

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…

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Youth Services Update: September 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. JASON REYNOLDS/SIMON & SCHUSTER TRAVEL GRANT Opens September 1, 2022 During the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, the ALA Council approved the Jason Reynolds/Simon & Schuster Travel Grant. The grant will cover the expenses of five (5) Black/African American youth or…

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Upcoming TSLAC Webinar – Online Tools to Assess and Build Digital Skills

How can you determine your patrons’ digital skill levels, and what resources are out there to address their needs? Come join us for a live TSLAC webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2-3 pm to learn more. TSLAC’s own Digital Inclusion Consultant Cindy Fisher will co-present with Theresa Sladek, Strategic Partnerships & Northstar Business Development Manager,…

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…