Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dress the Squirrel!

Paper-doll fun for squirrel lovers!!

It's TOO good.

Friday, June 01, 2007

The Librarian Stereotype is Alive and Well

I was training, along with a co-worker, some Grade Six and Seven students in how to search the library catalogue the other day, and the teacher wanted us to cover how to think about a question and focus a search.

Before I got into hardcore classification issues, I asked the students this question: "What do you think librarians do all day?" Here are the answers I got:

  • sit around
  • play on their computers
  • say "Shhhhh"
  • check out books
  • put books in order
  • read
  • help people find books
  • tell people about their fines

I told them that actually I was a supersleuth who solved mysteries all day, helping people find information. Either, they were impressed with me or they thought I was a complete geek.

The fact that I have no sense of which way they leaned on this question suggests the latter...

I guess we have a lot of work to do on our image.