Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Libraries Invited to Apply for 2024 Grants from Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its next round of annual grants programs to Texas libraries on Oct. 24. TSLAC’s Fiscal Year 2024 grant offerings include Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Special Projects and Regional ILS Cooperative grants, as well as a new grant program specifically geared toward funding Summer Reading Club programming. More information on this grant program will be released in November 2022. Accredited […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards Nearly $1.2 Million in Grants to Texas Libraries

Selected Texas libraries will soon undertake new projects with funding from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). Workforce development resources, tools for promoting tech literacy and a wide range of impactful community programs topped the list of grant proposals recently approved by TSLAC. Agency commissioners awarded 42 library grants totaling $1,168,717 million for numerous Texas libraries and institutions of higher education at their July 29 meeting in Austin. The commission awards funding through […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Becomes FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced that its two public research facilities, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin and the Sam Houston Regional Research Center in Liberty, have been awarded official certificates as affiliate libraries of FamilySearch. This designation brings additional genealogy resources to TSLAC’s patrons. The FamilySearch web service includes more than 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records and […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Appoints Tim Gleisner Assistant State Librarian

Austin, TX – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has named Tim Gleisner as Assistant State Librarian. The agency conducted a national search for the position in early summer. Gleisner will join TSLAC in mid-August.  Gleisner is currently with the Michigan State Library and previously served as Assistant Director of the Herrick District Library in Holland, Michigan, and was head of collections and archives at the Grand Rapids Public Library. He received his MLIS […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Appoints Sarah Jacobson as Director of Library Development and Networking Division

Sarah Jacobson has been named the next Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Previously, Ms. Jacobson served as the Director of the Talking Book Program Division for more than two years and prior to that held the position of Manager of Records Management Assistance for the State and Local Records Management Division for eight years. Jacobson’s new appointment will be effective June 1.  Ms. Jacobson said, […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, Reappointment of Iglesias and Chair Wong

The Office of the Governor has announced a new appointment to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), effective immediately. Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Nancy Painter Paup, with a term to expire Sept. 28, 2027. Additionally, Gov. Abbott reappointed David Iglesias and Martha Wong, Ed.D. for terms set to expire on Sept. 28, 2027. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the governing board of the agency with which it shares […]

Recipients of the 2022 Texas State Library and Archives Commission Research Fellowship in Texas History Announced

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Library and Archives Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 TSLAC Research Fellowship in Texas History. The $2,000 fellowship is awarded to applicants with the best research proposals utilizing collections at the State Archives in Austin. Administered through the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the awards are presented each year at the TSHA annual meeting. The recipients of the 2022 fellowships […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards $1.8 Million in Federal ARPA Funds to Texas Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded approximately $1.8 million in funding to 40 Texas libraries under its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants Program through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. TSLAC ARPA grants are designed to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches. A full list of recipients can be found at www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/arpa/recipients. The Texas […]

Battleship Texas Plans and Records Now Online at the State Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a major digitization effort that provides online access to more than 3,000 ships plans and records from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) collection documenting the USS battleship, Texas. Also known as BB-35, the dreadnought was commissioned in 1914 and participated in both World War I and World War II, including as flagship during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, […]

South Texas Literacy Coalition Named 2021 Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award Winner

The Texas Center for the Book has announced that the South Texas Literacy Coalition is the recipient of the sixth annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. This $2,000 award, which honors a qualified 501(c)(3) organization that has made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas, is modeled on the Library of Congress’ annual literacy awards. View a video about this year’s winner. Funded by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, Inc., the 2021 Literacy Awards […]