Tuesday, January 02, 2007

See? I told you so, Mom!

U.S. News and World Report names Librarian one of the "Best Careers" for 2007:
Forget about that image of librarian as a mousy bookworm. Librarians these days must be high-tech information sleuths, helping researchers plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records. It's an underrated career. Most librarians love helping patrons dig up information and, in the process, learning new things. Librarians may also go on shopping sprees, deciding which books and online resources to buy. They even get to put on performances, like children's puppet shows, and run other programs, like book discussion groups for elders. On top of it all, librarians' work hours are reasonable, and the work environment, needless to say, is placid.

I don't know about the puppet shows, though, but maybe I could make a special request to bust out the karagiozes (Greek shadow puppets) every now and then to entertain our visiting researchers...

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