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By Ashanti White

In case you photo a librarian, what do you think? An previous white girl with glasses and a prudish disposition? that's the photo that many folks conjure up whilst requested to photograph a librarian; with eighty two according to cent of the pro strength being woman and the typical age of a librarian at forty five, coupled with well known stereotypical photographs, it's tough to dispute the perceptions. yet there's extra to librarians than meets the attention. This booklet will discover the beginning of the picture and renowned media pictures of the librarian, as well as the consequences of the stereotype, and the demanding situations to the belief of librarians today.

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3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Phillips, Heather A. (2010). ”. Library Philosophy and Practice, August. Ibid. J. ” Hazard’s Register of Pennsylvania 16 (26 September 1835): 201–08. Ibid. Wolf, E. ” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 78 (1954): 45–70. Isaacson, Walter (2003). Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon and Schuster. ” Public Libraries, Vol. 44, no. 4, July/August. Wiegand, Wayne A. (1998). ” Libraries and Culture. Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring.

37 Matthew Z. Heintzelman presents another theory. 38 There are a number of stereotypes associated with librarians, yet librarians and paraprofessionals do not particularly endorse the majority of the perceptions attached 25 Not Your Ordinary Librarian to the field. In an attempt to understand how the public views librarians and how librarians would like to be viewed, Ramirose Ilene Attebury conducted an examination for her article, “Perceptions of a Profession: Librarians and Stereotypes in Online Videos,” juxtaposing 200 videos posted to YouTube that feature librarian characters.

Eventually, the audience learns that Ardelia is a supernatural being; she died 30 years prior after killing two children and a police officer. 33 Supporting the supernatural stereotype is the relation of librarian and cats. A number of librarians in film and literature own cats; children’s books and shows have portrayed librarians as cats. ”34 For centuries, cats were deemed to be the paranormal servants of witches, for whom they acted as companions and protectors. 35 A number of cultures have acknowledged the “supernatural” powers of cats.

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