Genealogical Society meets with UNT librarian

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 8:00am

Bosque County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clifton Civic Center, 403 W. Third St. in Clifton.

Jake Mangum, project development librarian for the Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas Libraries, will discuss the latest digital projects and services available to researchers.

The free program is open to the public.

Newspaper scanning means saving local history

Sun, Dec 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Tim Delaney

Many of us curse technology because of its failings, but it does have some benefits worth praising.Local history can’t be found in books or online most of the time. But digitalization and scanning of documents have changed that.Now, interesting facts can be found about Tivoli or Austwell, Bayside, Woodsboro, Refugio or other communities that came and went like Vidaurri in northern Refugio County.Researchers can use local history in many ways – economics, population, genealogy, finding out names of community leaders, sports players and teams and much more.For example, most people in Refugio County remember...

Therapy Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals at UNT

Hundreds of students at the University of North Texas took a break from the stress of finals week to play with some dogs in their library.

On Monday, UNT their second annual “Paws and Relax” event at the Willis Library.

Six trained therapy dogs from Paws Across Texas were brought in to simply spend some time with everyone, get petted, and give a little love to the stressed out students in the middle of their Fall finals week.

Last spring, when the library first held the event, more...

Award honors 10 US librarians for public service

Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 8:00am

A librarian in California who champions diversity and one in Texas who makes librarians look "cool" are among 10 recipients of the I Love My Librarian Award.

The awards announced Thursday by the American Library Association and the Carnegie Corporation of New York honor "exceptional public service" and include a $5,000 cash prize for each winner. Librarians were nominated by patrons, with more than 1,300 submissions turned in for 2015.

Sylvia Cieply of the Otto A. Fischer School in Orange, California, was praised for adding a wide range of books to her school's collection, from career guides to ones with LGBT themes...

6 Ways Libraries are Innovating for the Future

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

We are pleased to share with you the six winning photos of the 2015 Charleston Photo Contest. In honor of the conference’s theme, “Where do we go from here,” we asked this year’s contest entrants to send us a photo showing how their libraries are innovating for the future.

First place winner Emily Correa, Evening Library Clerk at Blue Ridge Community College’s Houff Library, will receive a travel grant for the 2016 Charleston...