This is what a librarian looks like

So what do librarians look like these days?  Although librarians are predominately still women, a librarian can look like anything.

This is What a Librarian Looks Like is a blog dedicated to pictures and blurbs of librarians around the world. It’s fascinating to see not only the different pictures but also the varieties of the profession. Also, the blog archive provides an awesome snapshot mosaic.  Who knew so many librarians were into zombies and roller derby?

This is What a Librarian Looks Like is meant to compliment Library Day in the Life, a project where twice a year librarians, library staff and library students from all over the glob share a day in their life through blog posts, photos, video and Twitter updates

According to site editor Bobbi Newman,  “Not only is this a great way for us to see what our colleagues are doing and how they spend their days but it’s a great way for students who are interested in the library profession to see what we really do.”

If you’re interested in becoming a librarian, or even just curious about librarians in general, this gives you a great idea about the different kinds of work librarians do, and the specialties available.


About Ellie Kohler

I'm the Access and Learning Services Librarian at Rockhurst University, and was a founding member of the ILL Special Interest Group. My specialties include interlibrary loan, instruction, reference, circulation, reserves, and wrangling 40 (or so) student assistants. I continue to defy the librarian stereotype by keeping a cat-free household.
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