Jul 9, 2007


Hipster 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.”
"Looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing”? Whoa, Daddy-o! Dem beatniks at the NY Times sho' can make with the jive. Cuz, man o man, ain't nothin' so far out as 20-year-old cats and chicks with tattoos.

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