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Study Shows $2.628 Billion in Economic Benefits from Texas Public Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission produced a study of the economic impact of public libraries in Texas using data from the 2015 fiscal year. This study was lead by Dr. James Jarrett, Senior Research Scientist of the Bureau of Business Research, IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. The economic modeling was […]

TSLAC and Reach Out and Read-Texas Collaborating to Help Texas Public Libraries

From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission:

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and Reach Out and Read-Texas (ROR), a program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, share a mission of encouraging a love of books and reading and supporting preschool children in school-readiness. To enhance their success, […]

TSLAC Survey for 2017 SRP Manual Format

In 2017, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will again be providing the Collaborative Summer Library Program‘s Summer Reading manuals to Texas libraries. However, instead of providing it on a DVD, the manual will be available to your library on a flash drive OR online with a password. Please take a moment to take […]

Participate in TSLAC’s Texas Public Library Speed Test

Check out this post from the Texas State Library & Archives on participating in the Texas Public Library Speed Test. Sounds easy to participate! Please help them gather this data.

For just a couple more weeks, the Texas Public Library Speed Test will remain up and running – and NOW is your chance to […]

TSLAC to Offer Webinar Series on Patron Privacy

From the TSLAC website:

A very special three-part webinar series on patron privacy for Texas library staff kicks off on February 9.

Patron Privacy – What Texas Library Staff Should Know

(For Texas Library Staff Only)

Are you confident in your ability to handle requests for patron information from authorities? When is the last […]

TSLAC to Offer Webinar On Responding to a Material Challenge

From the TSLAC website:

Has a book or DVD been challenged in your library? How should your library respond if someone challenges one of your books on social media?

The Texas State Library is hosting a 1.5 hour webinar at 1:30pm CST on Tuesday, February 2nd that will leave you better prepared to respond to […]

2015 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report is Available

If you need help with your Annual Report, just give the CTLS office a call! We would be happy to help.

From the TSLAC website:

The Texas Public Libraries Annual Report form is now ready for the 2015 data! Texas LibPAS (https://tx.countingopinions.com/), the data collection portal for the Texas Public Library Annual Report, is […]

TSLAC Scholarship for Public Librarians to Attend Research Institute for Public Libraries

From the TSLAC website:

 

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is offering a time-sensitive scholarship for two public librarians interested in attending the nationally-recognized Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL). The Institute will be held September 30-October 3, 2016 in Inverness, Colorado.

RIPL will provide participating librarians training on the following:

Designing […]