TSLAC Awards $2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2018

TSLAC Awards $2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2018
Austin, Texas

Workforce development resources, tools for promoting tech literacy and a wide range of impactful community programs topped the list of grant proposals recently approved by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Agency commissioners approved  69  library grant awards totaling $2.1 million for numerous Texas libraries, institutions of higher education, and related nonprofit organizations.

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Jennifer Peters to Lead Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Jennifer Peters to Lead Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and A
Austin, Texas

Jennifer Peters has been appointed Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Peters will assume her position as division director upon the retirement of Deborah Littrell on September 1. Peters is an experienced innovator who has worked on increasing the capacity of libraries to meet public needs and to be at the center of engagement, learning, and opportunity.

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

World War 1 Records Available Through Texas Digital Archive

World War 1 Records Available Through Texas Digital Archive
Austin, Texas

In observance of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War 1, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has digitized a series of collections featuring archival holdings from the First World War through the Texas Digital Archive.

The Frank S. Tillman Collection

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Welcomes Submissions for 2017 Archival Award of Excellence

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Welcomes Submissions for 2017 Archival Award of Excellence
Austin, Texas

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) seeks submissions for its Archival Award of Excellence,  an honor granted to archival institutions and individuals in Texas who have made significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format.

THRAB is accepting nominations through September 15th, 2017 and will announce the recipients in October during Texas Archives Month.  The award is funded by a 2017 State Programming Board grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Ashley Stevens
Education and Outreach Coord.
512-463-9807
astevens@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Texas Gov. Signs Budget, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives $1 Million Dollar Appropriation to Bring High Speed Internet to Rural Communities Through Public Libraries

Texas Gov. Signs Budget, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives $1 Million Dollar Appr
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)  will receive a special legislative appropriation of one million dollars to bring high-speed internet connections to Texas communities via public libraries. The funds will allow TSLAC to facilitate local public library access to federal discounts that will make broadband connections affordable. The request was funded as part of the agency’s 2018-2019 legislative appropriation.

Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Texas Center for the Book Seeks Applicants for 2017 Literacy Award

Texas Center for the Book Seeks Applicants for 2017 Literacy Award
Austin, Texas

The Texas Center for the Book is seeking non-profit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas, qualifying organizations must be nominated by September 1, 2017.

Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Museum Space Closed for Remodeling

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Museum Space Closed for Remodeling
Liberty, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has started renovation of the 1,900 square foot museum exhibit space at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center. Staff from the Center must carefully transport delicate historical artifacts and remove exhibit cases in preparation for the extensive remodeling project.

Alana Inman
Manager, Sam Houston Center
936-336-8821
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children and Diversity in Literature

Texas Center for the Book Celebrates Children and Diversity in Literature
Austin, Texas

This April, Texans celebrate 21 years of Día de los Niño’s, Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day): a celebration of children, culture and literature. Texas Center for the Book coined the term Lone Star Día for Texas and encouraged statewide participation. Nationally, libraries, schools, churches and organizations are encouraged to discover “bookjoy” year-round and most events occur around Día’s birthday on April 30th.

Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

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