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…

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,…

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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…

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…

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SLRM Customer Service Survey

As a valued customer who works for a state agency or local government, we invite you to rate our services in this biennial customer service survey. The survey covers records management assistance (consulting, training, and publications), records storage, and imaging for state agencies and local governments. Additionally, state agencies are asked about the State Records…

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…