Free training: Basics of Archives

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to offer an educational opportunity free of charge to individuals working with historical collections and who lack a background or formal training in archives.

Through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), THRAB has partnered with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) to reserve a select number of spots in their upcoming beginner’s online course, Basics of Archives.

Designed for those with little to no archival experience, the AASLH instructor presents modules online over five weeks from January 10 – February 13, 2022, with lessons covering the essential components of archives work from acquisition to outreach. Registration preference will be given to employees or volunteers of smaller institutions and those that receive little or no funding for professional development. THRAB may limit registration to one person per institution to allocate space equitably.

To apply for free registration, visit: Apply by December 15, 2021.

Apply now for free registration! AASLH Basics of Archives online course, January 10 through February 13, 2022. Applications due by December 15.

New Online Training Site!

Great news! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission Continuing Education and Consulting team has updated our Online Training Site. Our new site will provide an updated look and feel, will provide the ability to track completion of courses within training programs, and will provide more opportunities for interactive engagement with training from the Texas State Library.

If you had previously taken online classes at the Texas State Library, you will log in with your existing credentials. Your in-progress courses will still be saved; if you have questions, email us at

Don’t know where to start? Go to the training support page to view further instructions and information.