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Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The Friend’s parent Organization - The mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is to preserve the record of government for public scrutiny, to secure and make accessible historically significant records and other valuable resources, to meet the reading needs of Texans with disabilities, to build and sustain statewide partnerships to improve library programs and services, and to enhance the capacity for achievement of individuals and institutions with whom we work.
Archives and Manuscripts (www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/index.html)
Learn more about the extensive holdings of the Texas State Archives.
Even though many materials in our library are only viewable in person at our Brazos Street location in Austin, this link takes you to an excellent overview of what is available and other links to help get you started.
Talking Book Program (www.tsl.state.tx.us/tbp/index.html)
The Talking Book Program provides free library services to Texans who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities - whether permanent or temporary. Each year, more than 25,000 Texans use our Talking Book services
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center (www.tsl.state.tx.us/shc/index.html)
Located 41 miles northeast of Houston in Liberty, Texas, this facility is home to an impressive collection of historical documents and artifacts.
TexShare exists to support and enhance resource sharing among Texas libraries. Discover how TexShare helps academic, public, and libraries of clinicla medicine share their combined resources and collections to better serve Texans.
Texas Reading Club
A statewide program designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure and to promote library usage.
Miscellaneous Library Links:
The Library Index (www.libdex.com)
The Library Index has thousands of links to libraries and Friends groups across the globe, as well as other library-related resources. They currently have a great section on Internet fundraising.
The Open Directory Project (www.dmoz.org)
The Open Directory Project indexes libraries and Friends groups. Submit your Friends' and library's pages to this directory.
The Free Complete Toolkit for Boards (http://managementhelp.org/boards/index.htm)
The Free Complete Toolkit for Boards is loaded with samples, ideas, and resources for boards. This site would be especially useful for a group just getting started.
Association of Library
Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/altaff/index.cfm)
Association of Library Trustees, Advocates,
Friends and Foundations is the ultimate resource for Friends groups.
The ALTAFF website is currently under construction. Please bear with
them as they combine the ALTA and FOLUSA websites and add new content
to serve you better. ALTAFF members and affiliates may access the
Friends Zone on the FOLUSA website at www.folusa.org (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need a login). The Trustee Zone is currently under development
and should be available soon.
Heritage Quest (www.heritagequest.com)
Heritage Quest provides resources for genealogy researchers and librarians. The site contains many interesting links, books, tips, etc., including an electronic genealogy mailing list.
Texas Center for the
The Texas Center for the Book at Dallas Public
Library was established in 1987 to stimulate public interest in books,
reading and libraries and to encourage the study of books and the
printed word. One of more than thirty state centers affiliated with
the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center
is a nonprofit organization funded by private donations.
I Love Libraries, a project of the American Library Association, is designed for the public to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings. It includes library advocacy issues and links.
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