Librarians angry over unfashionable stereotype

Adam sent along This Video From New Zealand: This week nearly six hundred librarians gathered in Rotorua for the biggest event in their calendar - their national conference.

But before it began, one of the scheduled speakers drew more publicity than the event itself.

Style queen Paula Ryan was to give a free workshop about how librarians could update their wardrobes.

It prompted a flurry of protest and angry emails from some librarians, who said her involvement only served to support the outdated librarian stereotype.


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If you have a spare few minutes, watch this video. It's worth it just for the guy with a foot long gray beard wearing a smock walking down the staircase to the tune of "the Lonely Goatherd" from Sound of Music.

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