The end of the library’s local fiscal year 2022 is a great time to pull together reports and statistics that will be needed to complete the next Annual Report. Having the information at your fingertips will make completing the online report quicker and easier. Join Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood as she discusses all parts of the report, walks through the requirements for and value of library accreditation, and answers any questions you may have. If you cannot join the live webinar, registering now will make certain that you receive the recording link and any handouts shortly after the presentation. Let this help you get prepared!

Original air date: November 08, 2022

1 CE hour

Public libraries all over Texas must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report each year in order to be considered for accreditation and other agency programs. Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood provides an overview of the 2021 report, answering questions about accreditation, financial reporting, collection and program statistics sections.  There will be a look at Bibliostat Connect, the new data collection portal.  Excellent webinar for those new to the report, or for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of this important library survey.

Original air date: January 20, 2022

1 CE hour

Please join TSLAC Director and Librarian Gloria Meraz for an update on library initiatives and a discussion about Texas libraries and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Meet our new library staff and hear about our programs. We welcome your thoughts and questions in this conversation.

Original air date: December 3, 2021

1 CE hour (CPE eligible for Texas educators)

The TexShare Card Program gives Texas library patrons the ability to borrow materials from other libraries in the state directly. Join Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator Danielle Plumer from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as she explains the basics of the Card program, including how to issue cards to patrons, how to honor cards from other libraries, how to report problems, and how to keep usage statistics. This webinar is intended primarily for Texas public and academic libraries that do not currently participate in the Card program or that have recently joined.

Original air date: April 27, 2016
Last reviewed and updated: August 29, 2022

1 CE hour

Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending.

Presented by Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Original air date: October 9, 2018
Last reviewed: September 2, 2022

1 CE hour

You've landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

Original air date: January 24, 2019
Last reviewed: September 2, 2022

1 CE hour