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Deal with city averts library workers strike

“The city and its library workers have closed the book on another contentious round of bargaining and avoided a strike.CUPE Local 4948 announced early Monday that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the City of Toronto. The union’s 2,200 library workers were in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, but the deal prevented a labour disruption.” (via Toronto Sun)

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Anne Jarvis to become Princeton University librarian

“Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, will become the University librarian at Princeton effective Oct. 1.”Anne Jarvis is one of the world’s premier librarians,” Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. “Her proven track record of exceptional service, technological innovation and responsive management at Cambridge makes her an ideal leader for Princeton’s library system.” (via Princeton University)

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Librarians fight precarious work’s creep into white collar jobs

“They’re part-time employees without health benefits or pensions who work split shifts at a number of different locations each week. From one paycheque to the next, their income fluctuates, as do their hours.These aren’t workers hustling behind fast-food counters or holding down other McJobs. They’re aspiring librarians, often with at least one master’s degree.” (via Brandon Sun)

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Retired librarian documents early years of region’s rainbow community

“In 1971, Jim Parrott couldn’t even imagine holding his partner’s hand in public.The simple act was just unthinkable for the local LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning) activist.That same year, University of Waterloo’s gender and sexual diversity student organization, GLOW, was born and he was there to be a part of it” (via therecord.com)

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College librarian compiles guide to global pulp fiction

“Jess Nevins is a quiet, unassuming librarian at Lone Star College-Tomball, where he helps students, faculty and staff navigate through the maze of books. But underneath his professorial demeanor is a man obsessed – with superheroes and pop culture.For the past 10 years, Nevins has dedicated himself to scouring every corner of the world for popular literature in all different languages, uncovering Egyptian and Indonesian dime novels, a Burmese equivalent to the popular British detective Sherlock Holmes and even a Japanese King Kong. His decade-long search has culminated in a 1,000-page tome of a guide to global popular literature for the first half of the twentieth century called The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes, which is expected to come off the printers this spring.” (via Houston Chronicle)

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