Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Noted & Quoted

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'Library administrators were enthusiastic about the cheap, educated workforce they could find among graduates of women's colleges, and it was a ladylike form of paid employment involving little physical strain. Yet, to many Victorians, it still seemed to be too much for delicate women.'

-'Being a Victorian Librarian Was Oh-So-Dangerous,' Livia Gershon, JSTOR Daily, Aug. 7, 2018

ALA announced that Anita Mechler is the new executive director of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Most recently, she was the project manager and archivist at the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) at the University of Chicago Library. Before that, Mechler was director of library and archives and assistant librarian at the Union League Club in Chicago. In addition, she worked for the Chicago Public Library as a cybernavigator (e-resources librarian) at the Humboldt Park Branch and as a librarian and technology facilitator at the YOUmedia Teen Center. Mechler is active professionally with the Society of American Archivists and Chicago Area Archivists.

The Freedom to Read Foundation announced the recipients of the Judith Krug Fund grants, which are given for activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom during Banned Books Week: Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Va.; Independence Public Library in Independence, Kan.; James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C.; Moreno Valley High School Book Club in Moreno Valley, Calif.; Suffolk Public Library, in Suffolk, Va. …

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