David Gracy

Nor Is This All

In late September, we lost an iconic figure in the library and archives field. TSLAC Director Mark Smith shared his thoughts on the Director’s Report blog, but we wanted to add a little more context on how Dr. David Gracy impacted our work in the records management unit. Andrew’s Thoughts: The legacy that Dr. Gracy…

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…

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…

Adding Even More to Our Team

It wasn’t that long ago that we introduced you to 2 analysts who joined our Records Management Assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Well, nobody has left since then and we have 2 new analysts, bringing our total number up to 8 team members! So we are now fully staffed with…

I’m leaving home!

Author: Michael Shea Greetings Texas records movers and shakers. I have an announcement – I will be leaving the State Records Center on 4/19 to start a new position at the Texas Workforce Commission. First, it has been an honor to be the State Records Center Manager over the last seven plus years. It is…

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SLRM Customer Service Survey

As a valued customer who works for a state agency or local government, you are invited to rate our services in this biennial customer service survey. This survey covers Records Management Assistance (consulting, training, and publications), records storage, and imaging for state agencies and local governments. Additionally for state agencies, it covers in-depth questions for the…

A Day in the SLRM Life: Bonnie Zuber

Welcome to a new series that we (myself in particular) hope to continue throughout the year in between more serious posts about hot topics like records management policies for e-records and security breaches. A glimpse into a day in the life of a State and Local Records Management (SLRM) team member. It has probably crossed…