Sep 28, 2009

Hip like Whoa FTW

So hip: hipster librarians thrive in New York.

IDENTITY CRISIS!! A little nerdy, totally gauche, not hot, not ugly, above average intelligent, history major, into indie music & national public radio, slightly witty, crazy for cats, coffee addicted... I am a library cliché!!

Am I...

this?



or this?




Maybe I'm the kind of girl who writes "bologna is kind of expensive" in shaving cream on her friends car after being stood up for a game of Scrabble.



Yeah, I think that's me.

8 comments:

Becky said...

Love the glasses - so librarian chic!

Anonymous said...

Remind me not to piss you off. Or tell you where I parked.

Bill Shander said...

You guys are doing what the Republican Party did in the eighties - redefining things, taking ownership of language, and turning everything on its ear. (They made "liberal" into a four-letter word.) And it's also like when the geeks started to take over the world in the '90s and geek became cool. I think you're doing a great job taking ownership of and redefining "librarian" - can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

Top photo must have been lifted from a 50's yearbook - looks like me and my nerdy friends! Too cool!

Anonymous said...

If librarians are becoming so hip and cool, who's going to have the values to ban the appropriate books?

See "Finding Censorship Where There is None" by Mitchell Muncy, WSJ

Katy said...

My cat has a crush on your cat and now I can't see my computer screen, but I had to say that you are now officially the coolest gonnabe librarianS out there! So glad it's truly plural at last. :)

Heather said...

Hi guys! Is me, Heather from LIS :)

To be honest, to me that article went too far the other way and made young librarians look kind of... douchey. "Yeah, we're basically the coolest librarians ever" kind of thing. Also, in that first picture all the librarians are going LOOK CAMERAMAN WE ARE WITTY AND HILARIOUS and the author guy looks Extremely Uneasy. What-are-they-smoking uneasy.

Xiaoou Cheng(Carly) said...

Love the first pic!!!