I once was talking to a librarian friend of mine about putting a librarian bumper sticker on our cars. She snubbed the idea and said “I don’t self-identify as a librarian”. And I’m kinda like, why not?
Hey, if you don’t want to tell the world what you do for a living, that’s cool. But I like to think that it helps the profession and libraries when we pop up in seemingly unlikely places and announce ourselves.
I took The Dude to seeing Flogging Molly as a late Christmas present. When I was trying to figure out what to wear, he said “Why don’t you wear your Naughty Librarian shirt? It’s hilarious”. So on went the shirt. A couple people came up to me at the concert, people were constantly reading it and I heard a couple mutters of “That’s awesome”.
You, too, can but aside the shushy bunhead stereotypes and show people that librarians aren’t just sitting behind their desks knitting! C’mon…make a punk kid smile today!