Librarians aren’t Sexy? Says who?:
A shake-up of Britain’s libraries has been called for by a senior spin-doctor – including a ban on the word “librarian”.
The Westminster council official said libraries should also spice up their reputation by using “good-looking” staff for press and marketing work and by stressing their range of “racy” titles.
The proposals were met with disgust by librarians, who dismissed the idea that they are not glamorous or exciting.
You know what’s not sexy? Pandering.
Look, we librarians are a damn sexy bunch, especially the up and coming generation of librarians. We’re tech savvy, in touch with the world both online and in real space, we know what’s going on, mostly because we came to this profession later, after getting out and doing other things. We aren’t your grandma’s librarians. We’re not spinsters or wilting violets. And yeah, if you want to look at the nudey books I’ll show you where they are and if you want to read banned books, I have some recommendationsÂ in that department, too.
All this does is lower the standards of how we do our job. if we have to start altering procedures to whatever is popular this week, we’ll never get any actual work done because we’re worrying about our image. How about you just let us brainy, sexy librarians get back to work. We might suprise you.