TSLAC Zoom Backgrounds

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released a group of custom Zoom backgrounds featuring scenes from the State Library and Archives. They are free to download and may be used by the public. These 26 new background options include both indoor and outdoor scenes from the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library…

A Day in the SLRM Teleworking Life

Since March 17, 2020, the Records Management Assistance team has been primarily working from home to maximize social distancing measures. We all feel very fortunate for the opportunity and resources to do teleworking. We make appearances at the library once a week or so, but otherwise we spend our time answering consulting questions and developing…

What You May Have Missed

Back in February, we had an unfortunate glitch with blog notifications, and we were very sad to find out that our new articles (which we’re really proud of!) weren’t hitting subscribers’ inbox. So, if you haven’t already, check out some of the fresh Texas Record content.

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TSLAC Plan for Services During COVID-19 Health Situation

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is taking several actions to promote public safety, mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (corona virus), and maintain our high standards for public service. In accordance with the guidance of the Office of the Governor and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, TSLAC has implemented a…

Welcome Anne Poulos

We are happy to introduce you to the newest analyst on the Records Management Assistance team. Anne Poulos joined us last month, moving all the way up from the Valley (Harlingen) to Austin. She has charmed us with her interests in jewelry-making and her passion for history. She has come on board with us during…

A Farewell to SLRM

I started at SLRM at 23 years old with a bad haircut, an eyebrow ring, and a dream: a full-time job that paid me enough to afford rent. I knew nothing about records management, didn’t even know it was a discipline, and had no idea where my birth certificate was. I was kind of a…

Goodbye? and Welcome!

Handing Over the Torch: On November 1, the SLRM team exemplified the old adage “the only constant in life is change.” On that day, we said goodbye, sort of, to one colleague and promoted another.     After 8 years as manager of the Records Management Assistance (RMA) Unit, Sarah Jacobson stepped down to become the…

October is Archives Month

Each October, Texas joins archival repositories across the nation to celebrate Archives Month and promote the preservation of our country’s documentary heritage. Archives Month in Texas aims to celebrate the value of Texas’ historical records, to publicize the many ways these records enrich our lives, to recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records, and…