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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Collaborative Publishing and Web 2.0 Summary

This is a summary of the presentations made on July 15, 2008 by Bruce Perens, CEO of Kiloboot, a company vending dual Open Source and commercial licensed software; Scott Johnston, Product Manager for JotSpot, a Google company focused on wiki technologies now known as Google Sites; and, Helen Harris, a PhD student and researcher at […]


Thank You For Your Interest!

Thank you for your information. Please click to download the application: 2009 scholarship application PDF You’ll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the PDF files. For additional information, contact the Scholarship Committee via email to or call Pam Augspurger at 510-642-5395.



Friesens Corporation Eco-Statements From Curwin Friesen, CEO “Friesens environmental commitment is based upon making the best use of all our resources, and by minimizing our ecological footprint. We use resources as carefully as possible – reusing and recycling whatever we can. Any waste that leaves our plants is recycled in such a manner that it […]


2007 DSA: Stephen Thomas

This year’s honoree, Stephen Thomas, epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism that moved Bookbuilders West to create this acknowledgement of outstanding performance in 1983. Many members have had the opportunity to cross professional paths with Stephen. Many more will in the future as well. Here we share a brief history of Stephen’s dedication to the BBW […]


2008 DSA: MaryLou GoForth

Mary Lou Goforth is the 2008 Bookbuilders West Distinguished Service Award recipient. Mary Lou describes herself as a “book person”, beginning her career as a teacher prior to becoming a book manufacturing Sales Representative in 1995. She has worked in both Southern and Northern California for RR Donnelley and Sons and for the Banta Company, […]



ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AT MAPLE-VAIL The Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group has a long history of environmental stewardship. We pride ourselves on making quality books through the implementation of safe and responsible processes that protect the environment, benefit our employees and provide for the effective operation of our business. Through the years, Maple-Vail has strived to operate […]