“This is No Joke!” by Will Manley
April 20, 2010
Okay, my librarian friends, my life has gotten weird…very weird.
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It gets even weirder. Today the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/04/19/2010-04-19_lost_librarian_survey_reveals_1in5_have_gotten_intimate_in_the_stacks.html">New York Daily News</a> runs a news story entitled “Lost Librarian Survey Reveals 1 in 5 have gotten intimate in the stacks.”
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4. Here’s what really blows my mind. The newspapers are following the lead of the bloggers in presenting this story. In other words professional journalists are getting their news from blogs that may or may not be reliable. Don’t they care that this survey was a tongue in cheek attempt at humor? Does this worry you about the news industry and journalists in general?
5. Finally, given the fact that this survey is now all over the internet and news industry, what does it do to the image of the librarian? Does it help or hurt?
Finally, please comment on any of your own thoughts about this issue as an information expert. Thanks.