September 26, 2012

The Librarian Wardrobe

Just discovered this site... in a similar vein to "This is What a Librarian Looks Like", the Librarian Wardrobe site seeks to collect images of librarian style:
"Not always buns and sensible shoes, librarians at various types of libraries have different styles (and dress codes). Check it out here or submit your own."
 It's a great collection showing the many and varied styles of modern librarians - check it out and submit your own!!

September 20, 2012

An Open Letter to the Look That Slowly Forms On Your Face When I Tell You I Am a Librarian

Becca Brody nails it over on McSweeney's with her "Open Letter to People or Entities who are Unlikely to Respond:"
"Dear Look That Slowly Forms On Your Face When I Tell You I Am a Librarian:

The raised eyebrows and intake of breath fool no one. As a librarian, I am well aware that most people do not find my job an interesting topic of conversation at a neighborhood barbecue, music festival or, to use a more keenly relevant example, the cocktail party we both attended last Friday night..."
Go forth and read her (sadly, scarily) accurate account of how way too many interactions for us still go these days...  and bear in mind that, if you're in a good mood and feeling forgiving, this is a great time to share a quick note about how fantastic we are.

So. How 'bout that Dewey Decimal System, huh?

September 7, 2012

Yep, still carrying on.

Friday, September 7, 2012, roughly 8am local time, via @ScrewyDecimal on Twitter: 

Lady: "So what do YOU do?" Me: "I'm a librarian." Lady: "A librarian? That's still a 'thing'?"

Sigh. And people ask me why I feel I still have to carry on about our image and perception these days! THIS. This is why.