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November 5, 2002
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REJECTING THE STEREOTYPE
Librarians have long been lumbered with the bookish image of thick glasses, hair in a bun, dowdy clothes, and no life outside the library. This collection of links demonstrates that librarians are people too! I don't know about you, buddy, but I'm no beige mouse...neither are the webmasters/mistresses of the following sites:
American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table
(The) Anarchist Librarian's Web: working towards world peace and socially responsible libraries...
(The) Avenging Librarian: Thwart not the librarian...
Barbarian Librarian: Single page featuring scantily clad blonde with a dictionary definition
Belly Dancing Librarians: complete with images, real-life librarians provide instruction on this art form
(The) Bodybuilding Librarian: Single page with prolonged rant about health and really boring stuff. No angst or slander, but definitely no glasses or (hair) buns
Conan the Librarian: Almost a stereotype, except for the parodies and graphics
Dead Librarian's Society: leans heavily on Grateful Dead content
(The) Eclectic Librarian: Caution - has a cat memorial on website
Laughing Librarian: Brian Smith has jokes, merchandise, and other stuff you wouldn't want your administrator to see
(The) Leather Librarian: Links to papers, sites and people challenging librarianship stereotypes
(The) Lipstick Librarian: parodies stereotypes - and takes it even further
Macho Librarians with Guns: not an actual librarian site, but worth a wicked look
(The) Mad Cataloguer: Are there any sane ones?
Mephiston: The whole Warhammer Cult is based around this librarian [not really, I just made that part up]
(The) Modified Librarian: Features body art, etc of librarians
(The) Rabid Librarian: Blog, seeks out strange, useless facts
(The) Renegade Librarian: the name says it all
(The) Rogue Librarian: Weblog from a librarian with a real life
(The) Snarky Librarian: Refuses to eat humble pie
Spooky Librarians: Includes "Bunny", Library Director at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
(The) Street Librarian: invites surfers to "join the squat"
Underground Librarians: a guide to alternative library culture on the web
Shelf Indulgence Sydney Morning Herald: April 21, 2001.
Not an endangered career: Looking it up CNN: November 28, 2000.
Wear lipstick, have a tattoo, belly-dance, then get naked: The making of a virtual librarian: Impact: Journal of Career Development Group, 2(10).
The Librarian Stereotypes and the Movies: MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, v1 no.1, Spring 1993:16-28.
Self Love and Joy and Satisfaction in Librarianship: © Jennifer Cram 1997. Originally published in Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services June 1991 and in Issues 17, August 1991, 4-7
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