Guybrarians: Check 'em Out!

Posted: June 23, 2008 in Library, General

Loved this article about the new generation of male librarians trying desperately to break out of the traditional librarian mold. I’m not sure what the male equivalent of “frumpy” is, maybe “geeky” or “nerdy”?

Whatever you call it, these guys are sick of it. And about time, too. These guybrarians are fighting back. I say, more power to them!


” These are exactly the stereotypes today’s librarians would like to get rid of, especially one new class of librarians – “guybrarians,” or male librarians who are daring to take their careers where previous generations of men rarely did. Using 1990 and 2000 Census data (the most current available), an American Library Association study found that men make up 18 percent of all credentialed librarians. There was a 4.6 percent decrease in male librarians between 1990 and 2000. But as the library profession becomes more and more high-tech, those numbers may be changing. Meet some younger, hipper male librarians. ”

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