Thursday, March 20, 2014

So You Want My Job: Librarian | The Art of Manliness

Librarian teaching a computer class.
Mr. Nate Pedersen teaching a computer class. (Credit: Cheryl Parton)


In the golden age of the library, these book depositories served as
true community hubs for cities and towns all over the country. As ebooks
have taken off, there has been uncertainty about the future of the
library — what role does it play in society if books are so cheap and
can be accessed so easily through one’s home computer? Is there still a
place for the librarian — the person who recommends books, fulfills
research requests, organizes the annals of the entirety of human
knowledge? Not to mention the question that is perhaps most salient to
the readers of this particular website: is there a place for that far
rarer breed — the male librarian? To answer these questions we talked with Nate Pedersen, Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library in Bend, OregonRead more...
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