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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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ISIS hacks Arkansas librarians

“From Newsweek comes this news: Hackers associated with ISIS, or Islamic state militants, have in their random hacking of websites tapped into a database in Arkansas — that of the Arkansas Library Association.It has posted some 800 names and addresses and phone numbers of members on a privacy app, Telegram.” (via Arktimes.com)

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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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