These past two years have flown by, I am now officially a "librarian." Yes, even though I do not look like one, it is true and I have an expensive piece of paper that says so. I really, really, really hate to bust the beloved stereotype. If it's any consolation my friend who also graduated at the same time gets, "Oh, you really do look like a librarian!" I, myself, get "You don't look like a librarian." So my oddness is evened out and the balance is restored in the library.
It even happens at the info desk during the rare times there are two of us staffing it. Patrons tend to line up on her end of the desk and when I ask them if they need help, they quickly eye her to make sure I'm not some nut who wanted to play librarian for the day.
Let's see how I stack up against the stats:
So I am not your stereotypical librarian. This will either help me or hurt me when I apply for jobs. It really depends on the organization and what they are looking for. Maybe I should try to conduct my own study with my stereotypical looking librarian friend. We both graduated at the same time, unfortunately, our undergrad degrees aren't the same (she's an English major---shocker right?).
If the title threw you off, I apologize. I am not making re-dick amounts of money from the library.
Damn, I wish I was the "Library 1%" making that J.K. Rowling money.