New symbol of librarian chic? A shredder.

The traditional hallowed symbol of librarianship, the hair bun pinned by a #2 pencil, is making way for a more practical accessory: the shredder. Dean E. Murphy writes for the New York Times that Santa Cruz PL is now shredding documents daily, not weekly, in an effort to retain as little data as possible. Is it time for us to join the National Association for Information Destruction? Do we need a new term like euphemera to ease the pain of destroying information?