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How do you replace the librarian stereotype? Well, some have tried complaining, but I think the best way to counter the stereotype is to go outside the library, get involved with the community and present the "other side" that very few ever get to see. The students and faculty of the University of the Philippines' School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) did this so well at the recently-concluded annual Lantern Parade that a widely-read newspaper columnist wrote that of all the presentations during the parade, "the most memorable was the dance number from [SLIS], with the teachers posing as the 'briefcase girls' of a popular game show, though they held books in place of briefcases." More on Filipino Librarian.