Long Haired Librarians or The Reference Interview Workshop in Indianapolis Yesterday

We had a great crowd yesterday for the INCOLSA workshops! I misjudged how long it would take to drive from South Bend to Indianapolis so I was LATE!! (I was horrified) but the attendees were very nice about it all.

My talk on the Reference Interview went well...we had some good discussion about the stereotypical image of librarians vs. how some librarians are breaking the mold -- long hair, funky clothes, piercings, etc... (i am a big proponent for long hair...)

My view is that libraries should build staffs made of diverse groups of people: male, female, all ages, all races, all everything etc to create a super-comfortable, super welcoming environment so anyone can ask a question. Maybe a library patron would rather talk to long-haired library guy than stern-faced library guy...or vice versa. Rock On!

Posted: Thu - May 1, 2003 at 06:39 PM