Texas Digital Archive Makes Available Records of Representative Sylvester Turner

Texas Digital Archive Makes Available Records of Representative Sylvester Turner
Austin, Texas

The official state records of longtime State Representative Sylvester Turner are now available online through the work of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Turner, who now serves as Mayor of Houston, represented House District 139 from 1989-2015.

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

Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that Texas public libraries provide $2.628 billion in economic benefits to the state. Collectively, in FY2015, Texas public libraries were found to offer a sizeable return on investment. For every one dollar spent, libraries offered $4.64 worth of services, resources, and economic opportunity to communities.

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

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3, 2017

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3, 2017
Austin, Texas

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Jennifer Peters
Community Engagement Program Administrator
2017
No

TexShare: Updates to LearningExpress, ProQuest, and Gale resources

TexShare: Updates to LearningExpress, ProQuest, and Gale resources
Austin, Texas

Recently, Gale partnered with Visual Learning Systems, an educational science publisher whose mission is to provide high quality, visual-based content that instructs, challenges, and inspires young learners.

Approximately 140 videos, including videos on topics frequently studied in middle school earth science and physical science courses, have been added to Gale's Science In Context.

Russlene Waukechon
512-463-7402
rwaukechon@tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Texas Receives IMLS Grant for Multi-State Volunteer Initiative

Texas Receives IMLS Grant for Multi-State Volunteer Initiative
Austin, Texas

As part of a four state collaborative, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the recipient of the FY2016 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant for the project “The Get Involved Collaborative: A Multi-State Approach to Increasing Volunteer Engagement.” The four state library agencies involved are California, Arizona, Texas and Idaho.

Jennifer Peters
Community Engagement Program Administrator
512-463-2214
jpeters at tsl.texas.gov
2017
No

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 2-6

Free Continuing Education and Training This Week – January 2-6
Austin, Texas

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Wednesday January 4, 2017

Jennifer Peters
Community Engagement Program Administrator
2017
No

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces Mini-Grant Program for Texas Libraries

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces Mini-Grant Program for Texas Libraries
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, (TSLAC) is working to enhance partnerships between local libraries and adult education and literacy (AEL) providers. As part of this project, TSLAC will make grants available to libraries to purchase computer equipment that will enable them to expand services to adults seeking to improve literacy skills, including digital literacy, English language acquisition, basic education, family literacy, high school equivalency, workplace skills and training, and more.

Jennifer Peters
Community Engagement Program Administrator
512-463-2214
jpeters at tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

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