New Public Library Director Resources
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) welcomes you to your new role! The Library Development & Networking Division (LDN) at TSLAC is your partner, providing Library Accreditation, Grant Opportunities, Consulting and Training Services.
Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
Public libraries must submit an online report annually that is used to accredit public libraries
in Texas. Contact LDN Accreditation staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Accreditation
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The Texas Navigator Group consists of the public libraries in Texas who borrow and
lend material through interlibrary loan (ILL) using OCLC’s Navigator system.
- TexShare Database program has electronic resources licensed for the exclusive use
of Texas libraries and their patrons.
TexShare Card is a library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials
from participating libraries across the state.
E-rate is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides up to a 90%
discount on Internet costs.
These services are available to all Texas libraries, regardless of accreditation or reporting status.
Small Library Management Training Program
This ongoing educational program provides management and foundational library skills to librarians without Master's degrees in Library Science that work in small community libraries in Texas.
Library Consulting Services
In-house consulting and continuing education programs are available to any library in the state.
TSLAC offers extensive continuing education opportunities at no cost to library staff. This is a great way for public library directors to obtain the required 10 hours of continuing education every year.