Newly hired librarian hopes to offer eBooks for checkout


Those who have visited the Cuero Public Library recently may have noticed a new face stacking shelves and assisting patrons. Albert Chambers began his job as the library director in May. Former library director Barbara Jacob retired in February after holding the job for more than 20 years.
Chamber earned a masters degree in library and information science from the University of Alabama and has been a librarian since 1998. He comes to Cuero from McAllen, where he first worked as a children’s librarian, then as a reference librarian.
One goal Chambers would like to achieve is to offer eBooks for checkout to the library’s patrons. He has already taken the first steps to see this carried out. Chambers is a member of the DeWitt County Alliance, a group formed earlier this year with the assistance of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Eagle Ford Shale Development Program. This is the group’s inaugural project. With project leadership from Chambers and City of Yoakum librarian Lynn Mixon, DCA is applying for grants that would allow four libraries in the county to pay an annual fee for membership in a consortium, which will allow patrons to check out eBooks from the library. The eBooks would be available on the patron’s electronic reading device for three weeks.
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