REX NELSON: A place for history

Posted: March 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

It wasn't a surprise recently when the board of the Central Arkansas Library System renamed the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock's River Market District after Bobby Roberts, the visionary leader who transformed CALS into one of the most innovative library systems in the country. Roberts retired in 2016 after 27 years at the helm. The former ASI, home of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Center for Arkansas History & Culture, will now be known as the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art.

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