Sam Houston Center Museum Renovation Planned

Sam Houston Center Museum Renovation Planned
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has launched a multi-year plan to renovate the museum area at its Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, TX. This will be the first major renovation of the museum since the Center was opened in May 1977.

The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center’s museum and archives features exhibits on a variety of Southeast Texas topics.
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center’s museum and archives features exhibits on a variety of Southeast Texas topics.
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center’s museum and archives features exhibits on a variety of Southeast Texas topics. The research library also provides access to historic records.
We appreciate the participation and support of local historians and stakeholders. Their feedback will be used to develop an exhibit that area residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come.
Alana Inman
Manager, Sam Houston Center
936-336-8821
ainman@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

Texas Public Libraries Eligible for Up to $5K via TSLAC’s Edge Initiative

Texas Public Libraries Eligible for Up to $5K via TSLAC’s Edge Initiative
Austin, TX

Accredited Texas public libraries that have completed and submitted the Edge assessment are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursements for the purchase of computer equipment and supplies that will help meet the public access technology needs of their community.

Edge Libraries Eligible for 5K
Edge Libraries Eligible for 5K
Texas public libraries are encouraged to register for the Edge Initiative to assess their digital and technology resources.
Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those developing Edge Action Plans and attending Edge training.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

TSLAC Opens Registration to K-12 Public Schools for New Statewide Database Program

TSLAC Opens Registration to K-12 Public Schools for New Statewide Database Program
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites K-12 public school districts throughout Texas to sign up for TexQuest, the agency’s new statewide database program providing high-quality digital research and information resources to the state’s more than 5 million public school students attending nearly 9000 schools.

TexQuest Logo
TexQuest Logo
The program offers 15 databases and a collection of ebooks from Gale Cengage and 2 historical archives of primary source materials from Adam Matthew Digital.
We’re very glad to be able to partner with Gale Cengage and Adam Matthew to offer Texas K-12 students and faculty this rich collection of online information resources.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

TSLAC Invites Public to Get Free Advice on Personal Records Management

TSLAC Invites Public to Get Free Advice on Personal Records Management
Austin, TX

Do you know how long you should keep your tax returns? What about bank statements or paystubs? If you had an emergency tomorrow, would you be able to find all of your important documents today?

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to learn how to manage your personal records to be more organized, have less clutter, and be prepared for unexpected events. Records management expert Kim Scofield will teach you what you need to know about maintaining your records, what to get rid of, and what to have handy in case of an emergency.

Stock Photo Holding Records
Stock Photo Holding Records
This event will include details about how to keep regular records safe from disasters or accidental disposal.
Records management expert Kim Scofield will teach you what you need to know about maintaining your records.
RSVP
Library Staff
512-463-5514
rsvp@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

TSLAC Announces Fee Decrease, New System for Storage of State Records in FY2015

TSLAC Announces Fee Decrease, New System for Storage of State Records in FY2015
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the fees associated with storing non-current state records at the agency’s State Records Center in Austin. Effective September 1, 2014, the fees apply to state and local government agencies that choose to take advantage of the Center’s various, cost-effective storage services.

TSLAC State Records Center
TSLAC State Records Center
Overseen by TSLAC’s State and Local Records Management Division, the State Records Center in Austin is a 144,500 square foot facility specifically designed for the high-density, low-cost maintenance of records.
We also want to remind prospective state and local government customers that while it’s not mandatory to use the State Records Center, we believe it contributes to our shared responsibility to preserve the work of Texas government for the future.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

12 TSLAC Staff Members Recognized by Peers

12 TSLAC Staff Members Recognized by Peers
Austin, TX

Twelve staff members of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission were recognized recently by their peers inside and outside the agency.

Kate Miles EOQ
Kate Miles EOQ
Kate Reagor (left) of the Library Development and Networking Division and Stephen "Miles" Lewis (right) of the Talking Book Program.
Employees of the Quarter are nominated by their agency colleagues, selected by the agency Employee Recognition Committee, and then presented with a Certificate of Merit.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

TSLAC Marks 50th Anniversary of Texas History Mural with New Exhibit

TSLAC Marks 50th Anniversary of Texas History Mural with New Exhibit
Public Welcome to Expanded Hours Second Saturday of the Month
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is marking the 50th anniversary of its historical lobby mural with an exhibit of unique items illustrating Texas’ dramatic journey from European province to American state.

TSLAC Lobby Mural
TSLAC Lobby Mural
Since 1964 the mural Texas Moves Toward Statehood has greeted visitors in the lobby of TSLAC's Lorenzo de Zavala Building, just east of the State Capitol in Austin. The mural compresses 400 years of Texas history into a compelling, comprehensive panorama.
Both the exhibit and the mural are in the lobby of our building, so visitors will be able to experience the history in a very real and immersive way.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

TSLAC Invites Poetry Fans to Hangout on Google Plus

TSLAC Invites Poetry Fans to Hangout on Google Plus
Austin, TX

In a first for the agency, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will broadcast a live video chat via Google+ Hangouts with State Librarian Mark Smith and seven guests. The public broadcast will take place online Thursday, April 17, 1-2pm CST.

Slide for Poetry Matters
Slide for Poetry Matters
Click this image to download a web graphic with information about our Poetry Matters Hangout.
We look forward to engaging our library colleagues, patrons, and the general public on the place of poetry in communities and in the context of literacy and libraries.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

Historic Violin to Be Displayed at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library

Historic Violin to Be Displayed at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library
Austin, TX

For one night only TSLAC’s historic Journeay Violin will be on display in the Fine Arts Library at UT-Austin during a lecture on legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, February 28.

1900 Journeay Violin 911
1900 Journeay Violin 911
Henry Journeay is said to have crafted this violin from wood scraps left over from a chair made for Santa Anna, using glass and a razor as his tools.
The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, February 28.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

First Exhibit in 50 Years of Gov. John Connally’s Clothes Ends Next Friday

First Exhibit in 50 Years of Gov. John Connally’s Clothes Ends Next Friday
Public Welcome to Expanded Hours Saturday, February 8
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites the public to visit a free exhibit of unique documents and artifacts that capture the unforgettable events in Dallas November 22-24, 1963. The exhibit comes to a close Friday, February 14.

TSLAC Connally Exhibit
TSLAC Connally Exhibit
The suit and shirt worn by Governor John Connally on November 22, 1963, are on display in the lobby of TSLAC’s Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building until February 14, 2014.
This exhibit is the first public viewing of the suit since March 30, 1964.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2014
No

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