Austin, Texas – As the Lone Star State begins to deal with the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Library Association (TLA) and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are working together to coordinate a response and provide assistance to the library community.
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will remain closed this week (Monday-Saturday) as staff from the The Texas State Library and Archives Commission assess the status of the property following the recent hurricane. More information about closures and future openings can be found by visiting tsl.texas.gov.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.