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Librarians in Society
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The Anti-Stereotype Stereotype
- A young librarian's commentary on the recent wave of 'cool librarians' articles.
A Brief History of Librarians and Image
- Not that brief. Includes essay with many citations and hyperlinks.
- Annotated list of films featuring libraries, librarians and the book arts compiled by Steven J. Schmidt.
I Am a Librarian
- Library student and photographer solicits librarian pictures to show that librarians come in many different shapes and sizes, are from various backgrounds, and include all different types of people. Also has a collection of links to library "image" sites.
Image and the Librarian
- Exploration into the stereotypes surrounding the image and status of librarians and the library profession.
Image of Libraries in Popular Culture
- Site exploring images of libraries and librarians in film and literature.
The Librarian Stereotype and the Movies
- Article from The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship about Hollywood's treatment of librarians.
Librarians and Tigers
- Story by Paul Ford about the portrayal of librarians.
Librarians As Characters In Fiction
- List of references, by Laura Cobrinik.
Librarians in the Movies: An Annotated Filmography
- Maintained by Martin Raish of the David O. McKay Library, Brigham Young University. Films are grouped by degree of connection to libraries or librarians.
Librarians in Comics
- List of sources compiled by Steven M. Bergson.
Libraries in Science Fiction
- Essay exploring the role of libraries in science fiction.
- An annotated bibliography of cartoons dealing with aspects of librarianship.
- Annotated listing of notable libraries and librarians in films.
The Naked Librarian
- Features pictures and links to female librarians who are not entirely clothed.
Sex in the Stacks
- Bibliography of pornographic literature featuring librarians by Candi Strecker.
Shhh! This is a Library!
- Lists of songs about libraries and librarians.
Stereotypes of Librarians
- Discussion questions about the "bun lady" and related images.
Why are Librarians So Sexy?
- Professor David Austin explains quotes from various sources.
Why be a Librarian in the 21st Century?
- Advocacy site featuring smart, radical, sexy, and famous librarians.
You Don't Look Like a Librarian!
- Results of a survey examining how closely librarians really resemble the stereotypical librarian.
An Interview with Jessamyn West
- A short assortment of questions about librarianship and hot topics related to it. [Bookslut] (December 09, 2003)
By the Book? Not Today's Information-Savvy Librarians
- Report on professional librarian duties and salaries. [The Toronto Sun] (January 29, 2003)
Librarians Trade 'Shhh' for 'Va-Va-Voom'
- News of a pinup calendar featuring New Jersey librarians. [NY Times] (January 01, 2003)
Libraries Are 31337
- Commentary and discussion on a technology news website about the technical prowess of libraries. [Slashdot] (October 20, 2002)
- Column on librarians, who are "relentless when it comes to ensuring that as much information as possible gets into people's hands." (June 20, 2002)
Progressive and Radical Librarians
- Short interview with anarchist librarian Jessamyn West. (November 03, 2000)
Web Overturning Image of Book-filing Librarian
- Demand for the highly trained information specialists. [Washington Business Journal] (April 03, 2000)
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