Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant

Sam Houston Center Receives Federal Preservation Grant
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the award of a National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grant to the agency’s Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, TX. The grant, which requires no matching local or state funds, will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.

Sam Houston Center
Sam Houston Center
The Sam Houston Center in Liberty, TX, serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the ten counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler.
The grant will enable an expert consultant to perform the Center’s first general preservation assessment of its archival and artifact collections.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
2013
No

State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

State Library Releases Study Showing $2.4 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries
Austin, TX

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has released a study showing that in 2011 the economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled an astounding $2.407 billion, while collectively the libraries cost less than $0.545 billion. The return on investment was thus $4.42 for each dollar invested.

Return on Investment Cover
Return on Investment Cover
The cover of the study highlights three key findings about the economic benefits of Texas public libraries.
This study demonstrates what we've been sure of for some time – public libraries positively impact local economies, whether it’s a small rural town or one of Texas’ great cities.
Cesar Garza
Communications Officer, TSLAC
512-463-5514
cesar.garza@tsl.texas.gov
Dr. James Jarrett
Bureau of Business Resarch, UT-Austin
512-475-7813
jj@ic2.utexas.edu
2013
No

TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare

TSLAC Selects Career Development Online Resources from LearningExpress for TexShare
New York, NY

LearningExpress, LLC announces that it has been chosen as the provider of online career development content for the TexShare Database Program administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). LearningExpress Library(TM) and LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator(TM) are now included in TexShare as part of vocational education preparation course study materials, education tutorials, and job search and career preparation resources for Texas residents.

Lorenzo de Zavala Building
Lorenzo de Zavala Building
TSLAC is headquartered in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, just east of the State Capitol in Austin.
TexShare is a consortium of Texas public and academic libraries joining together to share print and electronic materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise.
Janine Y. Swenson
Director of Marketing, LearningExpress
800-295-9556
jswenson@learningexpressllc.com
2013
No

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