Texas: Houston Librarians Keep a Wary Eye for Counterfeit Bills
From the The Houston Chronicle:
While on its mission to provide free information, the Houston Public Library has to swat at the occasional counterfeiter.
At each of Houston’s 42 public library sites, equipment at the circulation desk includes a counterfeit detector pen.
Widely available at office supply stores, the pen contains a solution that detects bills printed on common copier paper rather than the cotton-and-linen-fiber paper the U.S. government uses.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.