Stern-faced matron with a tight bun – will the stereotype ever change?

The Canadian Library Association annual conference started yesterday in Montreal and the Gazette featured a story about librarians.  Librarian?

The article begins with:

“The image of a stern-faced matron with a tight bun, continuously shushing sniggering teenagers, has gone the way of the dodo.”

So I am wondering if the image of library workers (and libraries as lovely places to work) has changed, and if so, replaced by what? According to the reporter, librarians are “techno-savvy computer whizzes.”  What image does that provoke?


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