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6 Questions for a Digital Humanities Librarian

“Laura Braunstein is the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at the Dartmouth College Library.  Laura graciously agreed to help me understand her (relatively) new role at the College, and the larger context of Digital Humanities with both the academic library and across higher education.” (via Inside Higher Education)

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Librarian uses 21st-century technology to showcase Buffalo’s 19th-century splendor

“Molly Poremski embodies the adage “do what you love and love what you do.” The digital collections librarian has combined her professional skills — and some 21st-century technology — with an appreciation for Buffalo’s history to create a digital collection that showcases Buffalo’s architectural grandeur of the early 1900s in a new way.The endeavor began earlier this year when Rose Orcutt, architecture and planning librarian, gave Poremski a list of books that she though Poremski might want to add to UB’s digital collections. Among the books was “Beautiful Homes of Buffalo” by Mark Hubbell.” (via University at Buffalo)

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Librarians still finding answers in the Google era

“The librarians at the New York Public Library have been called the “human Google.” Though they may not be as fast as your favorite search engine, meet the most trusted sources who are as reliable as ever.” (via CBS News)

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Susanne Mehrer Named Dartmouth’s Dean of Libraries

Susanne Mehrer, the deputy librarian of Cambridge University Library in Cambridge, England, has been named Dartmouth’s dean of libraries. She will begin the role on Dec. 1, 2016. “Dartmouth’s library is the lifeblood of our liberal arts mission—the treasured archive of our past and a crucial partner in the creation of the knowledge of the future,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “Sue Mehrer brings not only deep experience, but the right mix of strategic vision, collaborative leadership, and innovative service to expand the library’s reach throughout campus and beyond. I’m delighted to welcome her to the Dartmouth community.” (via Dartmouth News)

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Librarians shrug off ISIS hack

“The Arkansas Library Association’s website has been hacked, and information about the librarians has been posted on a pro-ISIS website.But the librarians don’t seem too hacked off.Necia T. Parker-Gibson, a librarian and professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, said it’s unsettling, but the only difference she has seen so far is more spam in her email inbox.”I can’t for the life of me figure out why they want the names and addresses of a bunch of librarians,” Parker-Gibson said. “We’re not particularly scary.” (via NWADG)

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