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Monday, July 9

Hipper crowd of shushers

Friend J from The Full Catastrophe was the first to send this to me, since then it's been on all the library sites..

NY Times article on a group of modern librarians-

Librarians? Aren’t they supposed to be bespectacled women with a love of classic books and a perpetual annoyance with talkative patrons — the ultimate humorless shushers?

Not any more. With so much of the job involving technology and with a focus now on finding and sharing information beyond just what is available in books, a new type of librarian is emerging — the kind that, according to the Web site Librarian Avengers, is “looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing.”

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