#ilibcause = Why are you a librarian?
April 21, 2011 9:21 AM   Subscribe

#ilibcause = Why are you a librarian?
It occurred to me that some of the best conversations I’ve had lately revolve around the question - why are you a librarian? I thought it would be fun to collect these stories in a central place so that we’d have a snapshot of all the different reasons people join the information science profession but more importantly, why we’ve stayed in libraries. I’m collecting anecdotes from Twitter (tweet with hash tag #ilibcause), via email (ilibcause@gmail.com) and via a submission form on the website ilibcause.com/submit. More information available at ilibcause.com/about.

Answer(s) can be short, long, serious, cheeky (“I look good in pencil skirts”) and anonymous. I’m using Tumblr as the platform, so you can upload videos, photos, chat logs, text, quotes, etc.

My hope is that doing this exercise will accomplish a few things: connect us as a profession, show us ways that we can redefine our image, and perhaps even help recruit new talent into the field.

The forum is open to current library science students and faculty, library paraprofessionals, catalogers, systems folk, and even traditional reference librarians. I am hoping to have representation from all library sectors so be sure to pass this along to anyone you know.

Comments, criticisms, submissions are welcome!

Thank you,
Role: Designer
posted by ginagina (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Sorry I was so late getting to this but this looks lovely. It's a great combination of funny and serious and the design is great. Thanks for doing this.
posted by jessamyn at 8:14 AM on May 6, 2011

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