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Marvel Offers 700 Free Digital Issues, Announces Weekly Comics for Mobile

“What will comic books look like in the future? It’s difficult to say whether anyone knows the answer to that question yet, but Marvel Entertainment continues to explore the possibilities — and reach out to new readers — with a three-pronged digital initiative it announced at SXSW. Until late Tuesday night, you can download 700 different #1 comics for free as digital issues in the Marvel Comics app. Also, Marvel will be releasing weekly content in the Infinite Comics format specifically designed for mobile devices. Finally, the publisher will add adaptive audio soundtracks to its digital comics through an initiative called Project Gamma.”

via Wired.com

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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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Welcome to the New INFOdocket!

LJ – “INFOdocket has gotten a makeover, but that’s not all — today marks the beginning of a partnership with Library Journal.”

Congrats Gary!!!

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Librarian Challenges Grade Schoolers to Change the World with $5

 

Fox4KC – “At the end of the school year, students at Pleasant Lea Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Mo., received five dollars each with the instruction that they should try to change the world with it. The idea of going into the summer with five dollars and a mission to accomplish came from Beth Smith, the school librarian. She retired this year and wanted to leave the children with one final lesson. She raised $3,000 for the project and then distributed the money evenly to each student.”

State Legislative Research: 50 States in 50 Weeks

Harvard Law Library Blog – “Our friend Kate Follen, law librarian gone info pro, has undertaken a blogging challenge for which law librarians across the country will be grateful.
Week by week, she posts to Monroe Infoblog links to state legislative information online that she has collected in her work. No surprise, she is tackling the states in alphabetical order. Last week was Week 4: Arkansas.”

Very cool!!!

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Creators of Museum of Censored Art receive intellectual-freedom award

Washington Post – “Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone, creators of the one-month-only Museum of Censored Art, have received the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for intellectual freedom by the American Library Association, one of the most well-known anti-censorship organizations in the country.

The museum was responsible for showcasing the censored film, “A Fire in My Belly,” by gay artist David Wojnarowicz. The video was originally a part of the gay and lesbian art exhibition “Hide/Seek” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and contains an 11-second segment that shows ants running on a crucifix.”

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Congrats to Lori Reed

YOU GO GIRL!!!!

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