From Carnegie to Cyberspace: 100 Years at the Central Arkansas Library System

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
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Public libraries are deeply rooted in our national heritage, and one of the country's best examples is the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). From its earliest days as a private lending library, CALS has developed into a strong advocate of literacy and continuing education as the cornerstones of an informed citizenry. This is the story of how one small library grew into a major regional system, how its libraries evolved to meet the demands of changing technology and a growing population, and how, in many ways, it became a model for the rest of the nation. This book also explores the personalities that have helped shape CALS'”from Vera Snook, who began a twenty-two-year career as librarian of the Little Rock Public Library in 1926, to the current director, Dr. Bobby Roberts, who has led the system through a period of unprecedented growth since becoming its director in 1989. From Carnegie to Cyberspace shows how this system has grown, adapted, and innovated its way through a century of public service.

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