Texas State Library and Archives Commission LSTA Evaluation – Call for participation

Posting on behalf of Library Development Program Coordinator Erica McCormick. Every five years the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) conducts an evaluation of its implementation of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program in fulfillment of the requirements of the Museums and Libraries Act as implemented by the U.S.…

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Youth Services Update: January 2022

Upcoming Opportunities NATIVE KNOWLEDGE 360°  TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES January 20 – March 3, 2022 During this three-part online workshop series from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, teachers will be introduced to the intersection of Indigenous women artists and activism. Native artists will explore art from the museum’s collections and contemporary children’s books…

Apply for 3-day Virtual Library-Focused Training Opportunity

You can apply now to participate in the upcoming Transformation for Libraries: The Futures School training program. Through the continuation of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, the Connecticut State Library will be hosting various cohorts that you can join for a three day, hands-on, virtual training during 2022 and into 2023.…

New Winter Storm Recovery Grants for Humanities Programming and Collections

Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and educational institutions that suffered losses or damages to humanities collections as a result of the February 2021 winter storm, or incurred costs related to resuming humanities programming that was postponed or cancelled as a result of the storm, to apply for fast-track Recovery Grants. For more information about eligibility,…

Webinar this Friday with State Librarian Mark Smith and Assistant State Librarian Gloria Meraz

Please join us for a TSLAC update and discussion on the future outlook for Texas libraries. Learn about statewide efforts to support communities during this time and hear about upcoming opportunities, budget considerations, and how libraries can look to the future. Your questions and thoughts are most welcome! Program details are below. We hope to…

Library Development and Networking staff highlight their favorite banned books!

Celebrate the freedom to read! Banned Books week takes place September 27 – October 3, 2020. The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has announced this year’s Banned Books Week theme  – Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read. ALA suggests ways for libraries to participate in #BannedBooksWeek through literary…

Upcoming Webinars on School and Copyright Resources

As the 2020-2021 school year gets started, we are hosting two webinars that may be of interest to both public and school library audiences. Registration information can be found below. Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year: TexShare, TexQuest, and more! Tuesday, Sept 15 at 2: 00 p.m. Central Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2890745121447530255 The 2020-2021 school year…