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Contents

The Philosopical Society of Texas

Introductory Remarks 
Thomas F. Staley, Moderator

Humanizing the Information Revolution 
James H. Billington

Libraries in the Twenty-first Century 
Robert S. Martin

Public Libraries 
Carol Brey-Casiano

Boardwalk over Quicksand: The Challenges Facing an Urban Public Library in the Twenty-first Century 
Ramiro S. Salazar

Collections and Collecting 
J.P. Bryan

Putting Your Friends on the Shelf 
Al Lowman

Books About Books: A Personal Journey 
Nicholas A. Basbanes

The Handbook of Texas Online: An Engine for Research 
Douglas Barnett

“Wear Sunscreen,” or the Documentary Record in the Electronic Environment 
David B. Gracy

Memorials 

Officers of the Society 

Past Presidents 

Meetings 

Preamble 

Members of the Society 

In Memoriam