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…

Welcome

Adding to Our Team

The Records Management Assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has welcomed two new analysts this month. That’s how we celebrated RIM month! Read more about Erica Siegrist, who will be the point of contact for the West-South region of Texas (the greater Rio Grande Valley area) Read more about Maria Freed,…

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…

SLRM Career Opportunities at TSLAC

If you are looking to enter the field or make a transition into records and information management, the State and Local Records Management (SLRM) division is looking to fill positions for three government information analysts and one administrative assistant. Check out the formal job descriptions for these opportunities and links to apply on our agency’s…

Shared Drive Cleanup Success Story

This is a guest post by Reference Librarian Mackenzie Ryan from TSLAC’s ARIS division. As part of a wider effort to reorganize and manage the Archives and Information Services (ARIS) division’s shared drive, a committee was formed, and department representatives were assigned to create and implement plans to reorganize and clean up their department’s shared…

History of the State Records Center

Author: Michael Shea The history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission began in the 1830s when Texas was still a Republic. In 1909, the Texas Library and Historical Commission was created to direct the State Library, aid and encourage public libraries, and collect materials related to Texas history. In 1947, the Texas Legislature…

Texas Archives Month and Electronic Records Day

Mark your calendars! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are offering a bountiful harvest of free and low-cost learning opportunities in October. Whether you prefer learning at a live event or from your desk, there are resources available for you, your colleagues, and your agency…

Conversation with TSLAC Archivist About Meeting Minutes

Minutes are produced by every local government and state agency in Texas. They are afforded the most enduring retention period of PERMANENT for both Local Governments and State Agencies. In the Records Retention Schedule (RRS) for state agencies, minutes are given the distinct honor of being the only series on the schedule that requires both…