3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass. Image is labeled Youth Services next to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission logo

Youth Services Update: November 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Laura Bush Foundation Collection Grants  SCHOOL LIBRARIES November 27, 2023  |  11:59 PM CTate The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to our Nation’s neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass. Image is labeled Youth Services next to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission logo

Youth Services Update: October 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. The Best Things in Life are Free! Rural library training for open educational resources November 3, 2023  |  2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central  |  Virtual Patrons likely know that public libraries provide no-cost access to books. What they…

Five Steps to Intentional Business Initiatives

By Guest Blogger Kristin Linscott, Development & Community Partnerships, Plano Public Library Engaging successfully with entrepreneurs and small businesses doesn’t happen by chance. Your library can take active steps to reach this audience by promoting relevant resources and developing partnerships, boosting your library’s visibility and reputation in the process. Generally, entrepreneurs are not looking to…

Annual Workforce Conference Scholarship

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Get ready for the 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which is scheduled for November 29 – December 1, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas! The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is co-hosting this conference with The Texas Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP), and TSLAC will provide scholarships to…

Webinar: Five Steps to Intentional Business Initiatives

Register for the upcoming webinar with Kristin Linscott, the Library Development Coordinator at Plano Public Library, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. This event will not be recorded, so set calendar reminders so that you don’t miss this live event, and share the registration link with others who may be able to attend.…

Meet Your Partners at Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley

For libraries in the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, and Willacy, please join (pictured left to right below) Elizabeth Meza (Workforce Outreach Specialist), Jasmine Hernandez (StudentHireAbility Navigator), and Elena Pacheco (Business Relations Representative) of Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) in the CE-credit webinar on August 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CT. Register for this…

Southeast Success

In February 2023, Austin Brinkley (pictured) of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSET), along with Kevin King and Maris Peno, conducted a training session for libraries in the counties of Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange. Actually, WSSET was the inaugural workforce development board that TSLAC got to host in its Get to Know Your Partners training series,…

Call for Proposals: Entrepreneurs & Libraries Conference

Who, What, When, Where The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (Entrelib) seeks your proposals for either a 15-minute presentation or a 7-minute lighting talk for its free, online (hosted on Zoom) Refresh & Refocus: Libraries’ New Trends in Supporting Entrepreneurs conference on November 1, 2023. Complete your proposal submission form before the August 14 deadline. Why…

3 children of visibly different ethnicities reading while laying in the grass. Image is labeled Youth Services next to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission logo

Youth Services Update: July 2023

Upcoming Opportunities These opportunities are available for free unless otherwise noted. Descriptions are provided by host organizations. Books Beginning at Birth Webinar July 19, 2023, 11:00 AM CST  |  Zoom BookSpring and the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar about their Books Beginning at Birth…