TSLAC Awards $2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2017

TSLAC Awards $2.1 Million in Texas Library Grants for FY2017
Austin, Texas

Science, technology, engineering, art and math take center stage alongside reading, writing, robots and more in the list of grant proposals recently approved by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Agency commissioners gave the green light to 73 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
2016
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Gloria Meraz Joins Texas State Library and Archives Commission as Assistant State Librarian

Gloria Meraz Joins Texas State Library and Archives Commission as Assistant State Librarian
Austin, Texas

Gloria Meraz has been appointed Assistant State Librarian at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Her role at TSLAC will continue her long-standing efforts to support the provision of library and archival resources and services to state and local government, researchers, communities, and people across Texas. Prior to her new position at the agency, Meraz served as Director of Communications for 17 years at the Texas Library Association where she oversaw government relations, publications, and public relations.

Meraz will begin work at the agency August 8.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces New Archival Award

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces New Archival Award
Austin, Texas

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the creation of the Archival Award of Excellence to recognize significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by a Texas archival institution and individual achievements.

THRAB is accepting nominations until mid-September with announcement of the institutional and individual recipients named in October during Texas Archives Month. The award is funded by a 2016 State Programming Board grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

THRAB is accepting nominations until mid-September with announcement of the institutional and individual recipients named in October during Texas Archives Month.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives $200,000 grant from Texas Workforce Commission

Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives $200,000 grant from Texas Workforce Commission
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to expand library engagement with local Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) programs. Funding from the grant will be used to expand efforts to provide adult education opportunities to the more than 4.3 million Texans who qualify for assistance.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives $200,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

EVENT: In Their Own Words: The Messages of Early 20th Century Real Photo Postcards

EVENT: In Their Own Words: The Messages of Early 20th Century Real Photo Postcards
Austin, Texas

Postcards were the E-mail, Facebook, and Instagram of their day providing glimpses into

individual lives and events. Led by postcard collector, writer, and lay historian Ken Wilson,

visitors will explore the resulting narratives captured in photographic postcards from the

minutiae of daily life, to disasters, to occasional mysteries.

 

This program coincides with the current TSLAC lobby exhibit, Wish You Were Here, which

Postcards were the E-mail, Facebook, and Instagram of their day providing glimpses into individual lives and events.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

Southeast Texas Postcard Collection Available Online

Southeast Texas Postcard Collection Available Online
Austin, Texas

Southeast Texas Postcard Collection Available Online

 

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has digitized the Don Kelly Southeast Texas Postcard Collection as part of TSLAC’s Texas Digital Archive (TDA).
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

TSLAC Announces Expansion of Online Digital Resources to K-12, Texas Public Libraries, Colleges, and Universities

TSLAC Announces Expansion of Online Digital Resources to K-12, Texas Public Libraries, Colleges, and
Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, TX- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announces new additions to its ever-growing online collections available through its TexShare and TexQuest electronic resource programs. In response to growing interest in focused learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) the agency has supplemented the latest resources from the leading names in online educational resources, all of which will be available on June 15, 2016. Resources include:

In our information-based economy the continued success of our state depends on access to the resources contained in online databases like TexShare and TexQuest.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
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 20 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.

This April, Texans celebrate 20 years of Día de los Niño’s, Día de los Libros (Children’s Day, Book Day): a celebration of children, culture and literature.
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

2016 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced

2016 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced
Austin, Texas

Ten students have won the Texas portion of the 2016 Letters About Literature Competition, sponsored in part by the Texas Center for the Book. This national reading and writing program, initiated by the Library of Congress, gives 4th-12th graders a chance to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book has affected their lives. Nationally, close to 50,000 students wrote letters and since 1997 more than a million students have participated.

Over 1,800 students participated statewide, making personal connections to literature. Out of the 481 letters that advanced to the second round, 126 made it to the final round of judging at The Texas Center for the Book.
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

Greetings from Texas: A History of Postcards from the Lone Star State – An Evening with Postcard Collector and Historian Richard Eisenhour

Greetings from Texas: A History of Postcards from the Lone Star State – An Evening with Postcard Col
Austin, Texas

                                   

This program coincides with the upcoming TSLAC lobby exhibit, Wish You Were Here.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2016
No

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