Monday, July 09, 2007

when were librarians ever unhip?

The New York Times has discovered that librarians are suddenly cool.

"Librarians? Aren’t they supposed to be bespectacled women with a love of classic books and a perpetual annoyance with talkative patrons — the ultimate humorless shushers?
Not any more. With so much of the job involving technology and with a focus now on finding and sharing information beyond just what is available in books, a new type of librarian is emerging — the kind that, according to the Web site Librarian Avengers, is “looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing."

Usually, by the time the newspaper that was forever known as "the Gray Lady" bestows cool onto something, everyone has moved on.

Oh well.

Posted by Dave

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