Broadband and Technology

Digital Opportunity in Clute: Conversations with Civic Leaders for Community Success

Join us May 9, at 9:30 a.m., for a free, in-person event for anyone interested or involved in expanding digital access or literacy and the role that libraries can play in this effort, including librarians, civic leaders, broadband suppliers, and workforce advocates. We’ll discuss how to build and strengthen relationships to better serve our communities.…

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Small Business Growth Through Libraries

Did you know that Texas was named Best State for Business 19 years in a row so far, and that according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2023 Small Business Profile, 99.8% of businesses in Texas are small businesses, which create opportunities for 44.5% of Texas employees (4.9 million workers)? As the chart to the…

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EntreLib Pitch Perfect Workshop

If you’re preparing to enter in the 2024 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (EntreLib) Pitch Competition, or if you’re eager to learn the art of delivering a powerful pitch to secure funding for your business development, entrepreneurship, and economic development initiatives, watch the recording of EntreLib’s Pitch Perfect Workshop, and here are just a few takeaways…

Entrepreneurship and Libraries Pitch Competition

Let’s Bring Home the Prizes: 2024 Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference Pitch Competition

It’s that time again! Time to compete against libraries across the nation in a pitch competition to win a prize to launch or support your idea that will aid local entrepreneurs, small businesses, job creation, and economic development! Submissions for the pitch competition are open now! Mark your calendars with these important dates for the…

Small Business Summit in Fredericksburg

Looking for a networking or a new professional development opportunity? Keep an eye out for the next time that the Governor’s Small Business Summit is in your area. The Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office (EDT) hosts numerous events of this kind throughout the year. Just in the past few months, they went to Beaumont,…

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…

New Workforce Web Pages

How It Started and Its Purpose TSLAC just launched its new workforce development pages! It all started during Spring 2023, when TSLAC luckily had the opportunity to have on board University of Texas Library Science Capstone student, Tyler Roberge, who had a fundamental role in making the web pages possible. The purpose behind the pages…

Pathways to Success Opportunity

Texas libraries are invited to apply for Howard County Library System’s (HCLS) Pathways to Success: Professional Development for Skilled New Americans library cohort. The purpose of this program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is to provide training using HCLS’s Pathways to Success model(s) so that other libraries can start or enhance…

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2024 Texas Family Place Libraries™ Grant Opening for Application September 1, 2023!

The 2024 Texas Family Place Libraries™ Grant Program will open for application on Friday, September 1, 2023. Grant guidelines for the program, as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients, and additional resources are on the TSLAC Family Place Libraries™ Project page. Applications will be due Sunday, October 1, 2023. Accredited Texas…