Monday, July 09, 2007

Librarians are Cool

Of course, you knew that already.

The rest of the world needed reminding, though, and I'm happy to report that our diligent public relations campaign is paying off. Two articles appeared this past week, focusing on how the newer generation of librarians believe that the skills necessary to bring people & information together in this digital age ought to mean that the musty old librarian stereotypes should fall by the wayside.

I'm wholly in favor of that (though I'm hardly a "new generation" librarian . . . I'm young at heart).

Check them out here:

For New-Look Librarians, Head to Brooklyn (New York Sun - July 5, 2007)
A Hipper Crowd of Shushers (New York Times - July 8, 2007 - registration required)

(By the way, our library doesn't use the Dewey Decimal System [we're a Library of Congress shop]. If you hung out with any of us in Ithaca, though, you'd know that we're still pretty snappy when it comes to classifying beverages from the bar!)

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