We Want You! Speakers Needed for September Online Conference: "Open Source Software and Tools for the Library and Archive"

Have you made the move to integrate open source software? If so, we want to hear about it and share it with others during our Thursday, September 17 online conference.

South Texas Group Enhances its e-book Offerings through Total Boox

Tom West was looking around for e-book alternatives. West serves as the Adult Programs Coordinator for the Brazoria County Library System, a consortium of 13 public libraries and a museum located near the Texas Gulf Coast south of Houston.

Alice and Joe Specht: a Gentle Rivalry

It's easy to imagine what dinnertime at the Specht house must have been like. There was Alice, who recently retired as Dean of University Libraries at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. Across the table sat husband Joe, who until retiring in 2007 served as Director of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University, also in Abilene. In the middle was daughter Mary Helen, who these days teaches creative writing at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX, and is an accomplished author whose debut novel, Migratory Animals, was published in January and is now in its second printing.