Austin, TX – Ernestina Mesa, Dean for Academic Success at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, and Nora Galvan , Director of Library Services at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD in Pharr, Texas, have been appointed to the TexShare Advisory Board (TSAB). Ms. Mesa and Ms. Galvan were appointed Nov. 5, and both have terms extending through 2024.
The board is appointed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and is charged by statute to advise the Commission on matters relating to the TexShare Consortium. The Advisory Board includes representatives from community colleges, private universities, publicly funded academic institutions, medical libraries and public libraries, as well as two representatives of the general public.
TexShare is a statewide resource sharing program designed to improve library service to Texans. Originally a program for academic institutions, today the TexShare Consortium includes public, academic, libraries of clinical medicine and other types of libraries. TexShare is administered by TSLAC.
“We are pleased to welcome Ernestina Mesa and Nora Galvan to the TexShare Advisory Board,” said TSLAC Director, State Librarian Gloria Meraz. “Both bring considerable experience, which will be welcome in support of Texas libraries and their patrons.”
TexShare maximizes the effectiveness of library expenditures by enabling libraries to share staff expertise; share library resources in print and electronic formats, including books, journals, technical reports and databases; pursue joint purchasing agreements for information services; and encourage cooperative development and deployment of information resources and technologies.
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 www.tsl.texas.gov.