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School grieves for slain librarian

The Charleston Daily Mail Reports on Laurel Ann Moles, 58, who was found dead Wednesday night in her home.Police have arrested her 35-year-old son and charged him with murder. David Edward Edge, a diagnosed schizophrenic, had long been under psychiatric care for his ailment, according to a 1993 Daily Mail article about his struggle with mental illness.
Moles was school librarian at Chesapeake Elementary, in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Parents: Librarian Abusive

BGDaily News Says A parent of an Elementary School pupil claims that her daughter was mistreated by the school’s librarian. She, and other parents, say this isn’t the first time this has happened.
She says she was waiting to pick up her daughter after school on May 2 when she saw librarian Virginia Viviano grab her daughter and scream at her.

“When I was in school, the library was the place that the kids went to get away from the classroom and have fun,” Hibbitt said. “The library should be a loving place. Why should the kids be afraid to go to the library?”

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Librarian stole readers\' cash

\"A librarian\'s career is in ruins after he stole more than £3,000 in money handed in by readers for services at York Central Library.\"

\"John Joseph Clarke, 52, has long been a familiar figure in the library, and had served the city\'s book lovers and researchers for more than 20 years.\"

\"But York magistrates heard that for 13 months he took home money given to staff by the library\'s users for photocopying and census vouchers. He only stopped when management noticed discrepancies in the library\'s accounts and started an inquiry.\"

\"Clarke, of Tang Hall Lane, York, pleaded guilty to the theft of £3,453.56 from York Library Service and was sentenced to 210 hours\' community punishment.\" (from This is York)

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Parents: Bristow librarian abusive

"A parent of a Bristow Elementary School pupil claims that her daughter was mistreated by the school’s librarian.
She, and other parents, say this isn’t the first time this has happened."

"Leslie Gross said she was waiting to pick up her daughter after school on May 2 when she saw librarian Virginia Viviano grab her daughter and scream at her."

“She was grabbing her around her arms and was pulling her cheeks,” Gross said. “She had two huge fingernail whelt marks on her arms for about three days after that.” (from The Bowling Green Daily News)

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The New York Times 2003 Librarian Awards

\"The New York Times has long been committed to fostering literacy and building awareness of issues important to society. We are proud to support and honor public librarians across the nation, who do so much to nurture a better-informed society.

The awards honor those librarian[s] who consistently demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, knowledge and public service in the execution of their duties.\"
Read the Eligibility and Rules download the Nomination Form and nominate Someone today!
Thanks to Robin for spotting this one.

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Alternative careers for an MLS

Peter Czarnezki writes "And you thought working in a library is all you could do with an MLS. This story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shows how the service orientation never really goes away even after library employment. "

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Restaurant's bevy of belly dancers includes librarian

Bob Cox noticed The Phoenix News covering Sinbad's restaurant in Tempe.
Several nights a week, Sinbad's features a bevy of belly dancers who shake their coin-heavy hips and bejeweled fannies at the dinner trade.They say one of the dancers is a research librarian for Intel

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Napa's 'answer man' dies at age 65

"A man remembered by many locals for "having all the answers" died Monday at his Napa home with his family by his side."

"Norm Badion, 65, a local artist and retired reference librarian at the Napa City-County Library, died of leukemia, a disease that hit the healthy man very suddenly."

"He was playing tennis just a month ago," said Nan Vaaler, longtime head librarian for the library and a good friend."

"He was dubbed "the answer man" in a 1988 Register feature story, which recorded the prowess of Badion and his staff at finding obscure facts." (from NAPA News)

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'The Lintel': A Librarian's Riddle

"If you're up for a shaggy dog story, here's a whopper: A librarian in a small town in the Netherlands becomes obsessed with a guidebook that has been mysteriously returned 113 years late. The borrower has affixed no name, only the letter "A," and the bookmark left in the tome is a 1913 ticket for an unclaimed pair of pants in a London laundry."

"Can you see where this is headed? No? That's okay; "Underneath the Lintel," the one-man play that unravels this circuitous tale, is a plunge into literary rapids of a most unpredictable sort. We've been asked to assemble by the Dutch librarian, played with frenetic panache by Jerry Whiddon, to hear his summation of the evidence he's collected in his tireless global search for the meaning of the overdue book." (from Washington Post)

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Mosque Librarian Held in Italy

jen writes "
The story's at the bottom of this NYTimes page. The police said they arrested the librarian, Noureddine Drissi, also known as Abou Ali, at the Milan train station on Monday, just hours after he returned from Iran with his wife and three children. Mr. Drissi, a Tunisian immigrant is charged with "criminal association for international terrorism ends." "

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