| January 4, 2012

One Librarian’s Resolution for 2012: Battle the Stereotypes


  1. Posted January 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    What a great, thought-provoking post. I agree with so much of what you wrote, Topher.

    I think it's really interesting how, when I applied to Syracuse University's iSchool's MLIS program, I thought I'd be the only one considering getting a librarianship degree and then not working in a library. A year later as a student in this program, I'm in good company. Sure, maybe I'll end up practicing librarianship in a library building, but maybe not—and I feel empowered by my fellow students and the faculty who are also thinking outside the box, helping to shape what the field of librarianship will become.

  2. Reba Best
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    30+ years ago when I working on my library degree, I didn't tell my friends that I had changed my major. They would have laughed at me so I kept it secret. After graduation, I was one of the first ones to get a job. I have seen a lot of changes over the years and I'm thrilled that students of your calibre are entering the profession.

  3. Posted January 12, 2012 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    It is no easy fix as we might
    imagine. I think why do we need librarians now that we have the Internet?


  4. Posted January 15, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Es un tema actual sin dudas y un post bien escrito. El tema puntual de las bibliotecas merece un abordaje más profundo para canalizar las necesidades actuales, cada vez mayores con los adelantos tecnológicos.

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  1. By Non-Librarian Librarians | We Are Librarians on January 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

    [...] discuss their thoughts about the information profession. A fellow student, Topher Lawton wrote a post on the iSchool blog declaring his 2012 resolution to break the stereotypes that people associate [...]

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