7.10.2007

It's cool to be...Librarian

The universe is still deciding the fate of my life, it seems.



In the meantime, have you seen this NY Times article on "the new Librarian?" Here's an excerpt:



Librarians? Aren’t they supposed to be bespectacled women with a love of classic books and a perpetual annoyance with talkative patrons — the ultimate humorless shushers?
Not any more. With so much of the job involving technology and with a focus now on finding and sharing information beyond just what is available in books, a new type of librarian is emerging — the kind that, according to the Web site Librarian Avengers, is “looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing.”




And don't forget to visit Library Net while you're at it.

6 comments:

Andi said...

Ahhh, yes. I was almost one of those new librarians. It came down to grad school in English or grad school in Library Science. I chose English...otherwise known as unemployed.

;)

iliana said...

That was a great article. Thanks for the link!

stefanie said...

My sister sent me that article. It's a fun one. makes me hope I get accepted to library school even more. I should have mentioned in my personal statement that I have tattoos! :)

danielle said...

I work in a library and I have to say none of the professional librarians seem like the bespectled stereotype (though I suppose one or two does actually wear glasses). We even have a cafe in our library! Thanks for the link.

LK said...

Some stereotypes die hard. In fact, most do...viva Les Librarians!

d. chedwick bryant said...

thanx for all the linx.