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…

ELC Library Pitch Competition

On May 4, 2-3 p.m. CT, five libraries will compete in the 2023 ELC Pitch Competition for the top prize of $4,000 to bring an idea of theirs related to supporting workforce development, economic development, small businesses, or entrepreneurs to life. Each library will only have five minutes to convince you that their idea deserves…

Nominate a Small Business

In the spirit of libraries supporting entrepreneurs and small business development, let’s disseminate information as far and wide as we can about the inaugural GRIT (Great Resilience in Texas) Awards, hosted by Texas State University’s Center of Excellence for Community Health and Economic Resilience Research (CHERR). Please note that nominations close on December 1, 2022!…

TSLAC Needs You

Libraries, universities, workforce development boards, adult education providers, economic development boards, chambers of commerce, and so many other community partners help build prosperous communities every day. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) needs and values feedback from libraries and community partners to inform decisions on the creation and the direction of future TSLAC…

Ready for Anything: Preparation and Strengthened Connections

Could the operations of your library withstand any threat, natural or otherwise? So many people rely on libraries, which provide critical support that makes the prosperity of communities possible. By preparing together with partners and organizations, libraries can be ready for ruptures in continuity of operations, and common problems can be avoided or mitigated in…