October 9, 2013

So, ALA happened...

...and of course, an article had to be written about hipster librarians and the stereotypes.  "No doubt: To make your way through the throngs of librarians at the conference — especially if you're not a librarian (the Chicago-based association restricts attendance to librarians, library-related professionals and journalists) — is to witness a real-time debate about what a librarian, and a library, should look like in 2013." 

It's an interesting comparison of the hip versus the dowdy, physical books versus robots, shawls and polka-dot dresses. My fave quote, from Ahmed Johnson: "There are still a lot of people who expect a tiny elderly woman. But it's all changing."

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