No, not me. Though I am fahbulous.
Mike Rowe from the show Dirty Jobs. Apparently, he’s getting a lot of speaking jobs lately talking about “on the “changing face of the proletariat vis-à-vis the modern-day work ethic and the digital divide”, according to the New York Times and he has a website called Mike Rowe Works, which helps people find technical and trade jobs and education.
It’s a well rounded site and like most truly funny people, Mike Rowe is an intelligent and thoughtful spokesperson for the cause of worker education and job seeking. Well, from what I can tell from the article I’ve been reading.
Librarians help people find work, Mike Rowe helps people find work. Librarians help provide training and tools for people to improve themselves with, so does Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe is hot and really funny. Librarians are…er…we’re sometimes hot and usually pretty funny.
Just my suggestion. Please consider it if your state or national library organization needs a speaker. There’s potential for great synergy I think.