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OED Editor Retires As Only Seventh Person To Hold The Job

“After more than 35 years at the Oxford English Dictionary, chief editor John Simpson has announced his retirement. He is only the seventh editor of the dictionary since the project’s beginning in 1879. He speaks with Robert Siegel about his tenure and what he sees for the future of the OED.” (via NPR)

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Retiring N.J. state librarian stresses libraries’ continued relevance in digital age

NJ.com – “As state librarian, Norma Blake has helped libraries around New Jersey shift their primary function from lending books to aiding in the economic recovery — whether it’s teaching job seekers basic computer skills or serving as reference centers for research. “Many years ago, people said, ‘Oh, libraries will never last with the Internet,’ but that has proved to be the exact opposite,” she said. “People are pouring into libraries.”

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Retiring librarian ‘grew up’ with technology

Daytona Beach News Journal – “In a hallway down from Library Director Betty Drees Johnson’s office, a wooden card catalog from the 1960s lines the wall. The small drawers hold a master list of some of the books and publications in the Stetson University duPont-Ball Library with details about the origin of the item, how much it cost or who may have donated it. The “shelf list,” as it is called, is for “historical purposes.” History that Johnson, Stetson library director and professor, has grown with as a graduate of Stetson University and faculty member for 50 years.”

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Librarian spreads reading across world

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