You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

I’m so excited to announce this new project! As the ultimate compliment to Library Day in the Life we bring you This is What a Librarian Looks Like!

What: a site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff :-)

Who: YOU! The site is up and running and ready for submissions. So find a picture that you think best represents you to the world and submit it! Please don’t submit photos of others and be tasteful! This is a fun, light-hearted project, please approach it in that spirit!

Where: This is What a Librarian Looks Like!

When: NOW! Go submit something already!

Your editors are Bobbi Newman and Erin Downey Howerton and we’ll be approving submissions as fast as we can!

Inspired by is What a Scientist Looks Like.


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17 comments for “You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

  1. February 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    If I’m an MLIS but don’t work in a traditional library, can I submit? I’m the director of web services for a large medical group in the bay area.

  2. February 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Nice project! Just submitted a tasteful picture of me at the Kodiak Launch Complex.

  3. Melissa
    February 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    But what if I do look like a stereotypical librarian?

    • February 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

      We’ve got plenty of those too! Everyone’s welcome! This is just a fun project. :-)

  4. February 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Just sent from Spain. Good idea!

    • February 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Thank you! And thank you for submitting. Love the food blog!

  5. Sara
    February 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I hope you get some submissions from male librarians. They’re a rare breed but they do exist!

    • February 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

      We have a quite a few submissions from male librarians! Probably a disproportionate amount now that I think about it :-)

  6. February 27, 2012 at 10:49 am

    A mixture of Mr. Clean, Mr. Fix-it, Mr. Know-it-all, combined with LeVar Burton and Bill Gates!

  7. colin pritchard
    March 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

    How can we edit our caption? Thanks.

    • March 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Unfortunately there isn’t a way for submitters to edit their photos and captions after they have been submitted. You can email me the details and I can edit it.

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