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Young, Hip Librarians Take Over

Seriously, KPBS? Was the status quo "Old, Clueless Librarians In Charge"? In 1986, a man with a pierced ear was hip, and there were many male librarians with pierced ears back then. You can still see the holes even if you can't see the earrings. It's kind of embarrassing now. Like wearing two Swatches at once. Which some librarians did. In 1986. Those people are still librarians. I suppose you could have written, in 1986, that they had "taken over": "Young librarians with Swatches and Slouch Boots Take Over."

If I read that, somehow, tattoos have any bearing upon one's ability as a librarian, I'll be convinced that the only people currently writing about librarianship are suffering from some sort of complex. Don't get me wrong: I have no doubt that I'd want to hang out with Ms. Myers; she seems fun and I'd hire her in second if she met the job qualifications. One of which cannot be "young" or "hip." Sorry. It's illegal and probably not as germane as you make it out to be.

Remember, though, young and hip at one time meant dressing up like Culture Club. Thank god it takes only a couple of years to grow out of hipness. My sister got really tired of me stealing her eyeliner.

January 14, 2011 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )