Despite the recent focus on dispelling librarian stereotypes, the bespeckled, bunned-shushing-spinster persists in the minds of many Southerners (and Americans, for that matter), especially if they had such a librarian in their school or hometown. In my latest publication, a multi-modal essay, I argue for an updated, less reductive vision of who librarians are today through the incredible work they are doing, documented in text, short videos, and photos.
From saving the audiovisual record of Appalachia to making the Internet of Things accessible for everyone, the librarians you will meet are invariably smart, creative, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to making our South a better place.
Learn more about #whatlibrariansdo. Hint: it’s not checking out books or reading all day!