Extreme Makeover: Librarian Edition

I constructed this post and poll a while back, but thought to myself, no one…no one…will dig this post.  Librarians are just way too PC and they’ll think it was so dumb.  Then American Libraries comes out today and YALSA announces a fashion show.  Awesome!

So, I was talking my pal A, and (brace yourself) we have determined that there is a bit of a fashion crisis in the library world.  You know you’ve seen it and you know you’re scared.  It’s both genders and almost all of us have done the big fashion faux pas at some point.  Me included.  My oversized pea green sweater.  I love it, I will not part with it, I’m wearing it right now in fact. 

But let’s say at a library conference, for fun, a librarian put together a fashion show slash best of resources show?  “Here’s Sam in khakis and a button down shirt, with a vest to add a bit of color…and now Sam will tell you about his favorite geneaology website and some of the features on it…”

Something silly to break up the ho-hums of conference and a way to get creative in a whole new way…

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2 responses to “Extreme Makeover: Librarian Edition

  1. Hmmmm… I wonder who A is? She sounds terribly astute about librarians. She probably wonders how many librarians would show up in “Santa sweaters” if a library conference were being held right now (or candy cane turtlenecks)? She probably thinks that your idea is absolutely spot on and wonders if this is even a remote possibility.

  2. Librarians do have a fashion crisis… Perhaps it’s been the tradition that you don’t judge a book by it’s cover? But even the publishers over the years have done a better job at marketing their books. Hmm…

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