Letters About Literature Contest

Letters About Literature Contest
Austin, Texas

The deadline for the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 is January 11, 2016. Entries for the nationwide literary competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book, must be postmarked by January 11, 2016. Letters about Literature encourages young readers to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) to share how the book has affected them personally.

Letters About Literature Contest Deadline Approaching
Entries for the nationwide literary competition, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book, must be postmarked by January 11, 2016
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
512-936-2505
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce the redesign of our agency website, www.tsl.texas.gov. After months of careful consideration, research, design and implementation, TSLAC launched the updated website in order to provide an improved user experience to online patrons looking to access the informational services provided by our agency.

TSLAC Launches New Agency Website Redesign
We believe the new site allows faster and easier access to the extensive treasures of our collections and the many services we offer in a more eye-catching contemporary design.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Event: The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873 An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly E. Brice

Event: An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly
Austin, Texas

Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 PM for an evening with author and historian Donaly E. Brice as he shares excerpts from his book, The Governor’s Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873. Drawing upon a wealth of previously untouched resources from the Texas State Archives, this book offers an engaging assessment of the much-reviled Texas State Police and its role in maintaining law and order in the years following the American Civil War.

The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873 An Evening with Author and Historian Donaly E. Brice
Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 PM for an evening with author and historian Donaly E. Brice as he shares excerpts from his book, The Governor’s Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
5124635514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Library And Archives Commission

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Library And Archives Commission
Austin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Martha Wong of Houston, Romanita Matta-Barrera of San Antonio and re-appointed Larry Holt of College Station to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for terms to expire on September 28, 2021.

The Commission safeguards significant resources, provides information services that inspire and support research, education and reading and enhances the capacity for achievement of current and future generations.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
Yes

Texas Center for the Book Relocates to Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Center for the Book Relocates to Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Library of Congress announce the relocation of the Texas Center for the Book to its new home at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas.

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We are very excited at the prospect of using the Center for the Book as a statewide platform to inform the public of the importance of books and reading and to urge Texans to take advantage of the huge resource for education and lifelong learning
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
Yes

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives 7.5M Increase in Funding

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Receives 7.5M Increase in Funding
Austin, Texas

 The 84th Texas Legislature has increased the appropriation of the State Library and Archives Commission by $7.6M for the 2016-2017 biennium. The new funding includes resources to launch the Texas Digital Archive to preserve and make available electronic archives of state government as well as $6M to offer Texans greater access to online information via the popular TexShare and TexQuest programs. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission also gained funds in the new state budget to address salary needs and to implement a new automated accounting and payroll system.

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We are gratified that Texas lawmakers have demonstrated a recognition of the value of library and archival programs as critically important resources in an information-based economy
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Texas Public Libraries to Attend Family Place Libraries™

Texas Public Libraries to Attend Family Place Libraries™ Training Institute
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently approved funding for 36 Texas libraries to address early learning priorities in their communities and ensure that all children enter school ready and able to learn through training provided by Family Place Libraries™. Expanding the traditional role of children's services, Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children's growth and development.

Family Place Libraries™ promotes a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents, and caregivers.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Sam Houston Center to Briefly Close for Renovations

Sam Houston Center to Briefly Close for Renovations
Liberty, TX

Electrical repairs originally slated at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center for April 21-22 have been rescheduled for May 5-6, 2015. As a result, the Center will be closed both May 5th and 6th as staff continue to work to address critical safety and security needs within the Center’s buildings and grounds.

Photo with text stating Sam Houston Regional Library will be closed May 5-6, 2015.
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The repairs to reduce the risk of fire hazards were recommended by the State Office of Risk Management and are being funded by a special $1 million appropriation awarded by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

Phil Collins Visits TSLAC

Phil Collins Visits TSLAC
Austin, Texas

Phil Collins
TSLAC was honored to host Grammy Award winning recording artist and Texas history buff, Phil Collins, for a private viewing of the William B. Travis "Victory or Death" Letter.
TSLAC was honored to host Grammy Award winning recording artist and Texas history buff, Phil Collins, for a private viewing of the William B. Travis "Victory or Death" Letter.
Stephen Siwinski
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
ssiwinski@tsl.texas.gov
2015
No

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