May 5, 2021

Texas: Thefts Cost Austin Public Library System More Than $1 Million in Five Years

From The Austin American-Statesman: In a given month, nearly 500,000 items churn through the Austin Public Library System’s 21 libraries — books, music CDs, movies and magazines that are lent to users with a promise to return them by their due dates. But an American-Statesman/KVUE News joint review shows that $1.1 million in taxpayer-purchased inventory […]

Texas: Austin's New Central Library to Go Beyond Just Books

From the Austin American-Statesman: John Gillum started working for the Austin Public Library system in 1979, the year what’s now the John Henry Faulk Central Library opened. At the time, the city was less the half its current size. The library system used computers to manage its circulation, but personal computers weren’t considered an essential […]