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Adding to Our Team

The records management assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission welcomes a new analyst this month. Read more about Michelle Johnson, who is now the point of contact for local governments in the Central region of Texas. The Central region is comprised of the following counties: BastropBellBlancoBosqueBrownBurnetCaldwellColemanCoryellFalls Fayette HillFreestoneGillespieHamiltonHaysLampasasLeeLimestoneLlano MasonMcCullochMcLennanMilamMillsNavarroSan SabaTravisWilliamson To…

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Remote Training for State Agencies and Local Governments!

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting free introductory records management classes via Zoom for state agencies and local governments on: State Agencies: Records Management Basics Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT) – Register here! Local Governments: Records Management Basics Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.…

BZ years

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Bonnie Will Find There

In my first few years at TSLAC, I wasn’t sure about my path as a librarian veering off in the direction of Records and Information Management. I had experience in the field in both the private and government sectors, but I didn’t know if the work felt really satisfying. Reviewing and approving retention schedules was not among…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: A New Blog Series!

In January of 2020, before the year that would become remarkable, we published an article intending to kick off a new series of blog posts about different types of records found on state and local retention schedules that we find particularly interesting or curious. In his discussion about the succinctness of the retention period for…

John Slate at TSLAC

Interview with an Archivist: City of Dallas

Each April, we like to celebrate Records and Information Management (RIM) Month. To kick it off this year, we are featuring an interview with John H. Slate, City Archivist for Dallas, Texas. As he is an Austin native and an active participant in the conference circles that we also attend, we felt a kind of…

Off the Record: Blockchain

By Brianna Cochran and Anne Poulos Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics; some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. While we did not write these articles, we are happy to share them with our subscribers.…