1. Librarian Job Posting Has Specific Harry Potter Requirements →

    Interesting responses on LJ's Facebook page. Is the job description  clever or playing into a tired stereotype?
    • Unfortunate stereotype. There aren’t many like her anymore.
    • Sounds as if they want a qualified librarian, but with actual people skills (in which Madam Pince was somewhat lacking).
    • In fairness, Madame Pince’s collection was far more dangerous than just “radical” ideas. They could explode, eat people. Or the spells in them, too advanced for most students, could ‘cause physical harm or death to the caster or others. If students wanted a forbidden spell, they should’ve done like Muggles and used the internet.

  2. The image of the sexy librarian reminds us that, regardless of their appearance or accomplishments, women are first and foremost sexual objects. And that’s pretty much business as usual for American masculinity.

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    Unpacking an Erotic Icon: The Sexy Librarian | Savage Minds

    h/t librarianlauren

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

  3. lessonsinlibrarianship:


“I quote ‘Buffy’ and none of the students get it! Can you believe it?”

Mr. Library Dude tackles the stereotypes presented by the Lego Librarian figure and offers some clever alternatives. See them all here.

I too love these little Lego Librarian figurines.

    lessonsinlibrarianship:

    “I quote ‘Buffy’ and none of the students get it! Can you believe it?”

    Mr. Library Dude tackles the stereotypes presented by the Lego Librarian figure and offers some clever alternatives. See them all here.

    I too love these little Lego Librarian figurines.