The Rage & Ire of the Lipstick Librarian

Okay; it’s cranky-pants time. And it’s about something that’s been bugging me for quite some time: the use or (more accurately) the misuse of my material.

Now it’s one thing to use the “Lipstick Librarian” moniker in one’s personal site–do a search using the phrase in Myspace and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to that. Heck; I even find it somewhat flattering.

But when someone decides to entitle their blog by using a very thinly-veiled rip-off of my blog’s title? That’s just pathetic. Seriously–couldn’t you come up with something a big more… original? What’s really depressing is that the folks doing this are librarians or wannabe librarians, which to me doesn’t bode well for the profession, particularly in the out-of-the-box thinking category.

So people: if you want to make an impression, try doing it your own–not on the backs of others.