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I think the term can bring out a gut negative reaction, but I have yet to see a better term presented. I don't see it as a behavior issue because I really can't think of any true 'bad boys/girls' of library science.

My answer to your question is that I think librarians should poise themselves as people who stand out, whether it is at their location, within the overall field, or in the popular culture. I don't see them as alternative, but as another choice. And why not? You can look into other fields: science, art, humanities, and so forth and find people who stand out. I'm sure there is someone who is a horticulture *genius* that is well known in that industry. Why not librarians?

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