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Fantastic Job Position: Science Fiction Librarian

(Image: Lucasfilm)<p>Not all librarians are Jedi like Jocasta Nu. But a lot of us are a bit Force-sensitive, which comes in handy when peering into a …

Science Fiction

Experience the Ennui of Canadian Truck Drivers with This Computer Game from 1991

Fire up <i>CrossCountry Canada</i> and start delivering potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg in the most subdued and frustrating manner possible!<p><i>This article originally appeared in VICE Canada</i><p>In today's video games, you can choose to assume the role of a high-powered military dynamo in the <i>Call of Duty</i> …

Salaries & Wages

Toronto's new city librarian pushes the digital envelope | Toronto Star

This week Vickery Bowles, 58, became Toronto’s new city librarian, succeeding Jane Pyper, who was lauded for pushing the system into the digital age. …

Yonge Street

NYC libraries pioneer free hot spot lending to 10,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program, handing out 10,000 free high-speed hot spots to some of the city's poorest residents.<p>The program — which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value — seeks to bridge a digital …

Staten Island

Fascinating Photos of Libraries All Over the World

French photographer Franck Bohbot reminds us of the simple pleasures of reading books, and he celebrates this as he travelled around the world to …

France