Think again

John Hubbard has written a wonderful essay on librarians: what we are, how we’re perceived, how we’re presented in various mediums.

A snippet:

Many people may hold the image of a librarian as a shushing school marm who does little more than stamp and shelve books because that’s all they’ve seen librarians do. Well think again – that’s about as inaccurate as believing that Alan Greenspan is nothing more than a glorified bank teller.

Amen, Brother! (As an aside, Erica Olsen’s essay linked above is one of my all-time favorites.)

Along with the essay is a panoply of images, articles, and cultural artifacts. Delightful stuff. Have a look.

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