1. 7 Things Librarians Are Tired of Hearing | OEDB.org →

    As a book review editor, I get number five a lot. If only I could read all day!

  2. 
"Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am”

Your Thursday Librarian Pride!

    "Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am”

    Your Thursday Librarian Pride!

    (Source: shirewalker)

  3. thepinakes:

librarianwardrobe:

Sweet Summer at the Wine Country
Mari Martinez Serrano and Elsie, The Library Cat/Spanish Services Associate at the St. Helena Public Library, CA
Like Elsie on Facebook!

It’s Mari and Elsie! Elsie is good buds with my cat Monkey.

    thepinakes:

    librarianwardrobe:

    Sweet Summer at the Wine Country

    Mari Martinez Serrano and Elsie, The Library Cat/Spanish Services Associate at the St. Helena Public Library, CA

    Like Elsie on Facebook!

    It’s Mari and Elsie! Elsie is good buds with my cat Monkey.

  4. Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

    Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

    (Source: tenaanval.wordpress.com)

  5. acornsandnuts:

No biggie, just me and my ride.

This librarian drives in style!

    acornsandnuts:

    No biggie, just me and my ride.

    This librarian drives in style!

  6. Rock Star Librarians | Music Matters →

    These musician librarians rock!

  7. onceread:

If you aren’t following Librarian Beards, you need to be.

    onceread:

    If you aren’t following Librarian Beards, you need to be.

    (Source: librarianbeards)

  8. Read what you want.

    — 

    As librarians, we will never judge you.  We would never judge you.  We sideeye those who do.

    In response to THAT article, and in solidarity with the sentiments over here (at the New Republic) and over here (with NSFW language, a bit, at Jezebel).

    (via healthscireflib)

    I don’t give a shit what you read!  Erotica?  I’ll get it for you.  Obscure manga?  OCLC to the rescue.  That one book with the blue cover and the thingy?  I will go down a black research hole for you and then I will put a hold on it.

    LIBRARIANS HAVE NO SHAME.  WE DON’T CARE.

    (via limberlibrarian)

    (Source: brkteenlib)

  9. uicspecialcollections:

    librarianwardrobe:

    Surprise! Here is our book cover for The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work with ACRL Press.

    The cover was designed by Dorothy Gambrell of Cat and Girl and Very Small Array! We are so excited to have Dorothy as our cover artist. She based the design on Bureau of Labor Statistics data about librarians, so it’s an infographic of how librarians are categorized, according to the BLS.

    The second image is part of our invitation for our book release party at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. We will be having a champagne toast + cupcakes at 9:30pm as part of the After Hours Party. More details will be released as we get closer to #alaac14. Hope you’ll join us! 

    Not one but TWO of our very own librarians at UIC have chapters in this book, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith and Annie Pho. Congrats you guys - we can’t wait to check it out!

    If you’re going to ALA, don’t miss the book release party.

  10. mentalflossr:

12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary
Moving, relatable, and frequently hilarious, Beverly Cleary’s stories have been captivating readers of all ages for over 60 years. From Ramona Quimby to Socks the Cat, her characters and the tales they inhabit are still going strong all these decades later. Here’s what you might not know about one of the world’s favorite children’s authors.

She was a librarian!

    mentalflossr:

    12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary

    Moving, relatable, and frequently hilarious, Beverly Cleary’s stories have been captivating readers of all ages for over 60 years. From Ramona Quimby to Socks the Cat, her characters and the tales they inhabit are still going strong all these decades later. Here’s what you might not know about one of the world’s favorite children’s authors.

    She was a librarian!

  11. willywaldo:

How not to sell a book to your customers!

    willywaldo:

    How not to sell a book to your customers!

  12. lookslikelibraryscience:

French librarian, Saint-Sever, Rouen

Bonjour!

    lookslikelibraryscience:

    French librarian, Saint-Sever, Rouen

    Bonjour!

  13. librarianwardrobe:

Another awesome chapter revealed for The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work with ACRL Press!
Erin Pappas is Librarian for Social Sciences and European Languages at Georgetown University in Washington, DC
Q1: Provide a brief summary of your chapter
This chapter focuses on tattoos as a form of semiotic and communicative practice. I used an online survey to sample people who self-identify as librarians and to ask them about their tattoos. It’s an initial foray into a topic which has so far garnered a fair amount of digital ink, but that often talks around rather than directly to the people involved. More broadly, I’m concerned with how role, position, and context affect interpersonal interaction and professional presentation. 
Q2: What do you think is one of the most pressing issues regarding the librarian stereotype?
Without a doubt: its uninterrogated whiteness. For a profession that is so concerned with image and that values diversity, this seems like a pretty glaring omission. 
Q3: What sparked your interest to write this chapter?
Well, for the last seven years I was in graduate school for anthropology, and wasn’t really keeping up with conversations about librarianship. After that hiatus, a lot had changed!  Social media, in particular, really exploded with images of librarians. So when things like style, haircolor, tattoos, and piercings come under scrutiny, to me that reads to me as a specific commentary on real bodies, not as simply an abstract concept. I wanted to explore the complexities of the discourse about tattooed librarians in particular.  
Q4: Who is your librarian role model?
I really admire people who balance enthusiasm with a deep commitment to social justice, like Lia Friedman and Emily Drabinski. In all things, I strive to be more like Amy Poehler. (Or Leslie Knope.) 
Q5: Tell us something fun about yourself!
I’m a huge sketch comedy geek, and did the Comedy Writing Program at Second City. I also love makeup and own far too much of it. I will enthusiastically apply cosmetics to anyone who expresses even a marginal interest in a makeover. 

    librarianwardrobe:

    Another awesome chapter revealed for The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work with ACRL Press!

    Erin Pappas is Librarian for Social Sciences and European Languages at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

    Q1: Provide a brief summary of your chapter

    This chapter focuses on tattoos as a form of semiotic and communicative practice. I used an online survey to sample people who self-identify as librarians and to ask them about their tattoos. It’s an initial foray into a topic which has so far garnered a fair amount of digital ink, but that often talks around rather than directly to the people involved. More broadly, I’m concerned with how role, position, and context affect interpersonal interaction and professional presentation. 

    Q2: What do you think is one of the most pressing issues regarding the librarian stereotype?

    Without a doubt: its uninterrogated whiteness. For a profession that is so concerned with image and that values diversity, this seems like a pretty glaring omission. 

    Q3: What sparked your interest to write this chapter?

    Well, for the last seven years I was in graduate school for anthropology, and wasn’t really keeping up with conversations about librarianship. After that hiatus, a lot had changed!  Social media, in particular, really exploded with images of librarians. So when things like style, haircolor, tattoos, and piercings come under scrutiny, to me that reads to me as a specific commentary on real bodies, not as simply an abstract concept. I wanted to explore the complexities of the discourse about tattooed librarians in particular.  

    Q4: Who is your librarian role model?

    I really admire people who balance enthusiasm with a deep commitment to social justice, like Lia Friedman and Emily Drabinski. In all things, I strive to be more like Amy Poehler. (Or Leslie Knope.) 

    Q5: Tell us something fun about yourself!

    I’m a huge sketch comedy geek, and did the Comedy Writing Program at Second City. I also love makeup and own far too much of it. I will enthusiastically apply cosmetics to anyone who expresses even a marginal interest in a makeover. 

  14. A Day in the Life of my Librarian Friend  →

    maudnewton:

    Difficult Patron: Can I come back into the library?
    Public Librarian: well, the last time you were in here you said you hoped that someone would shoot me in the head
    DP: I was feeling bad that day
    PL: You are drinking a beer right now
    DP: I got nervous about this conversation
    PL: Let’s give…