A Hipper Crowd of Shushers

Here's an article that's making the rounds from the New York Times' Fashion & Style section – A Hipper Crowd of Shushers

“How did such a nerdy profession become cool — aside from the fact
that a certain amount of nerdiness is now cool? Many young librarians
and library professors said that the work is no longer just about books
but also about organizing and connecting people with information,
including music and movies. And though many librarians say that
they, like nurses or priests, are called to the profession, they also
say the job is stable, intellectually stimulating and can have
reasonable hours — perfect for creative types who want to pursue their
passions outside of work and don’t want to finance their pursuits by
waiting tables.”

(Thanks to Christina W. for the pointer to the article.  And as always, MetaFilter – which is haunted by many librarians and co-administered by Jessamyn West of Librarian.net – has lots of great discussion that's just as interesting as the article, if not moreso.)

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I feel cooler already.

    Posted 10 Jul 2007 at 4:31 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Quinn, we shall RULE the grad pub again and destroy the library school with our certain cachet of nerdy cool!!
    month and a half my friend.

    Posted 11 Jul 2007 at 6:03 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Rory Litwin has a rebuke of the article along with some good discussion in his comments (er, not that you two plotting to reclaim the Grad Club isn't good discussion too! )

    Posted 12 Jul 2007 at 6:18 am

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