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Sarah Houghton to lead San Rafaels libraries

Marin Independent Journal – “Sarah Houghton will be San Rafaels new library director effective May 1, officials announced Wednesday.Houghton, 35, has worked for the city as assistant library director since February 2011, serving as interim director since her boss David Dodd left for a job in Sonoma County last November.”Sarah has great skills and an unparalleled enthusiasm for knowledge of current technologies, which are necessary to keep the library relevant for all age groups for years to come,” City Manager Nancy Mackle said in a statement. “She will make sure quality services continue to be offered to our library patrons, and will ensure a smooth transition in departmental leadership.”

Great news and well deserved. Congrats Sarah!

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Librarian blogger keeps tabs on tech revolution

KALW – “In 2003, librarian Sarah Houghton was tired of having to wander around the Internet looking for information about technology and Web services. So she stopped looking and made a blog of her own. She called it “Librarian in Black,” so that her blog would match her wardrobe. Part of Houghton’s appeal is that she looks and acts nothing like the stereotypical librarian. Most people imagine librarians with gray hair, giant glasses, mouthing the words, “Shhh… This is a library.” Though Houghton is acting director at the San Rafael Public Library, she doesn’t fit that description. “My mother would be the first one to tell you that,” she says. Houghton is young, has no glasses, and her hair is actually not gray, but sprinkled with dashes of blue. She wears all black, all the time. She has a tattoo on her arm of Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and another of Winnie Pooh.”

Great article! Congrats Sarah!

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