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Adding to Our Team

The records management assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission welcomes back Erica Wilson-Lang! Erica is returning as an analyst after a hiatus. Read more about Erica 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: Bastrop…

e-Records 2022 – Discovering the Path Forward

Much to the excitement of its co-hosts, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC, and the Department of Information Resources (DIR), the e-Records Conference returned to live and in-person attendance on November 18, 2022, for the first time since 2019. That doesn’t mean the conference was exactly the same as it’s always been. One…

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…

Welcome

Welcome (Back), Bri!

Back in late 2019, we had to say goodbye to an analyst on our team, but for a good reason—she moved to England! It was a bittersweet departure because she was a good fit with the team and had a growing interest in the field of records and information management. Now we don’t normally announce…

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…

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…

Welcome to Brady Cox and Rebecca Hanna

In the course of a month, RMA welcomed two new Government Information Analysts to the Records Management Assistance Unit. Though they were onboarded during a stay-at-home order, both have been able to make immediate contributions. Brady Cox Brady Cox joins us fresh from receiving his second master’s degree, an MSIS from the University of Texas…

Take the TSLAC Web Survey

We know that you must like our blog, The Texas Record, if you are coming here to read our articles, but our agency hosts a wealth of information on our Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) website. Not only the retention schedules and training resources offered by the State and Local Records Management division,…