Regis Behe – “Williams, who plays in a noise-metal group during his spare time, is emblematic of how librarians are no longer staid and proper figures who speak in sotto voce tones when patrons raise their voices. Instead, they tend to blend in with patrons. A female librarian might wear a colorful cocktail dress suited for happy hour. A male librarian might come to work in sandals, slacks and an island-themed short-sleeved shirt.”
Writing about how librarians are now hip only adds to the stereotype, IMO. It’s almost as if these articles continue to poke fun at us. From a marketing profession, this is a double-edged sword.