Texas Talking Book Program Appoints Sarah Jacobson As New Director

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

Photograph of Sarah Jacobson leaning against the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives BuildingSarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP).

Previously the Manager of Records Management Assistance for the State and Local Records Management Division for eight years, Jacobson’s new appointment was effective from November 1, allowing time to overlap with outgoing TBP Director Ava Smith, who retired at the end of 2019.

Sarah will continue to build on the good work that Ava has accomplished as she guides the program in future directions.

The Talking Book Program is a free library service to Texans who are unable to read standard print due to a qualifying visual, physical or reading disability. For more information about the program visit www.TexasTalkingBooks.org.

For more information about volunteering contact 512-475-4605 or tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov.


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit tsl.texas.gov.

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