My goodness, has it really been that long since I’ve posted? Just when I was starting to delve into the complicated world of librarians in popular culture, I went MIA. Even my post on Guybrarians and Male Librarians, which went viral and garnered thousands of views (!!!) and several dozen amazingly insightful comments, didn’t help cover my absence. I certainly want to get back to posting regularly – and I will! – but a little explanation may be in order.
In mid-April I became a professional librarian. After nearly seven years of being an off-and-on-again student as well as a member of the support staff of a mid-sized academic library, I was promoted to the rank of faculty and the new position of Public Services Librarian in charge of marketing and outreach. It’s been thrilling and exciting and bright and shiny and new, but it’s also greatly taken away from my
trolling on the interwebs online activities.
Still, now that I am an actual librarian, this blog all of a sudden seems so much more important, so let’s forget about my brief disappearing act and get back to discussing why librarians are depicted the way they are in media and why that’s good/bad/wrong/hilarious. Okay?