What is it these days with sports writers and librarians? Those sports writers seem more obsessed with us than we are with ourselves, and that's saying something.
This article was sent to me by a fan. In it a sports writer (of sorts) speculates on what jobs he would like if all jobs paid the same amount of money. Librarian come in #3, behind "Movie Theater Ticket Ripper Person" and "Lifeguard." And what's so attractive about being a librarian?
"Do libraries even exist anymore? I haven’t been in one since grade school, which is a LONG time ago. I didn’t really like them back then either. Why do I have this job on my list then? Because you always have to be really quiet in a library, so no one will really have to talk to me. I know I would have to know they Huey-Dewey Decimal System (or something like that) but who cares. You sit there all day and stamp peoples books, how hard can that be? I would hate to put the books back, but you do have one of those push carts. I also hate to read books, so I probably wouldn’t be a good person to ask about how a book was. This job seems pretty easy though, and all the librarians that I can remember had pretty pail skin and seemed allergic to the sun, which is right up my alley so I would fit right in."
More great ALA recruitment material. Perhaps he does have what it takes to be a librarian. Just count the exclamation points in the full article. If not a librarian, he's at least qualified to be a library blogger.