What’s Tim Gunn doing with a bunch of teenagers at The New York Public Library? He didn’t make headlines on TMZ, but Tim and NYPL did help six aspiring fashion designers hone their fierceness with tips and resources for all things fashion:
Unfortunate Library-Related Headline of the Year (so far): Note to prospective editors: before printing a headline, make sure to run it through your mental what’s-wrong-with-this-headline? filter first.… Read the rest
So why aren’t people of color flocking to the profession? For the same reasons other folks aren’t: low pay and a general lack of knowledge about what we do. According to a white paper published by ACRL on this very topic, the biggest factor for minorities applying to library school is prior work experience in a library–in other words, direct exposure to the work. This shouldn’t be a surprise: for those of you in the bibliographic trenches, consider how many … Read the rest
About a month ago I was discussing the phenomena of hipster librarians to a librarian-friendly individual with more than a passing interest in the topic. As I was running through my criteria of what makes a librarian hipster-like (knitting, iPhone, retro attire), I mentioned one criterion I thought might make her pause: being white.
She didn’t bat an eye (actually, this was over the phone, so it was the aural equivalent of no eye-batting). No disagreement … Read the rest