While most of the courses available for information professionals encompass more than just traditional librarian skills, many people still refer to these courses as ‘library school’. However, even in libraries, the role of the librarian or library assistant is changing. While many still expect the stereotype of the bespectacled old lady with grey hair in a bun shushing people from behind a mountain of books the reality is very different.
Other interesting blogs that discuss this topic further are Librarian Wardrobe and This is What a Librarian Looks Like. Are you a lipstick librarian? An emo information professional? A tattooed cataloguer?