TSLAC ILL TexShare Virtual Conference Registration

Join us for a free online conference

Join us on August 6, 2020 for a free virtual conference, with sessions focusing on resource sharing programs from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Speakers will present information on statewide interlibrary loan, the TexShare Card program, TexShare Database instruction, and the courier program.

With tracks for academic and public libraries, all library staff are welcome and encouraged to attend!

DATE: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
COST: Free

Register here: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/ill-texshare-virtual-con

FY 2020 TExpress Courier Pricing

The TExpress statewide courier program, managed by Amigos Library Services, offers 5-day, 3-day or 2-day a week courier service to participating libraries throughout Texas for one annual fee. In addition to delivery between participating Texas libraries, participation in the TExpress courier service also includes delivery to other Trans-Amigos Express courier libraries served by Amigos at no additional cost, including libraries in Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides subscription subsidies for eligible TexShare libraries participating in the courier program. Subscription fees and subsidies for FY 2020, September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020, are:

Delivery Service Annual Courier
Subscription Cost
TexShare Subsidy Cost to TexShare Libraries
5-day per week $5,579 $1,673.70 $3,905.30
3-day per week $3,792 $1,137.60 $2,654.40
2-day per week $2,900 $870.00 $2,030.00

For information on the TExpress courier program, please see Amigos Library Services’ website at https://www.amigos.org/trans_amigos_express.

Contact Sara Hayes with any questions at shayes@tsl.texas.gov.

Credo Micro-Trainings

We’re pleased to a announce a new set of micro-trainings from Credo. In 20 minutes you can expand your e-resources skill set.

These trainings focus on one of Credo’s new features: Real Time Reference and using Credo’s expansive collection of LibGuides.

Monday, April 22nd – 10am Central
Finding Current & Controversial topics in Credo- 20 Minutes
Find fact based information on current global issues with Credo’s
Real Time Reference content – Available to all Texshare members.

Tuesday, April 23rd – 2pm Central
Credo & LibGuides integration– 20 Minutes
See how to embed and add content to your LibGuides and take a 
tour of Credo’s remade LibGuides

Upcoming Webinars from Credo Reference

Take a look at these upcoming webinars from Credo Reference!

Webinar #1:

Title: Finding Art Content in Credo Reference

Monday, March 25, 2019. 10:00 AM Central Time

Join us for a 20 minute overview of Art Reference materials.  By the end of this short demonstration, you will be able to:

  • Locate Credo’s Art reference content including the over 500,000 images
  • Locate short videos on art history
  • Create a bookshelf of favorite art reference and video content which will be bookmarkable and linkable

Register here: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/0fe9a491d8a096abd746f627e8486654

Webinar #2:

Title: Credo Reference: What are Topic Pages?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 2:00 PM Central Time

Join us for a 20 minute micro-training about Credo’s Topic Pages.

All Texshare accounts have access to customized Topic Pages. Learn how to use them effectively with researchers and see how you can tailor the customizations to your library.

Register here: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/d99acf43ed45e7b8cde7dc3c8da9331e

Webinars are free.