Monday, October 10, 2011

Stereotype Challenging Librarian Calendar, It Gets Better, and George Takei

There's a new 2012 calendar and it features information professionals or librarians. It's called Men of the Stacks (FYI: some of the pics may be considered risqué) and it breaks the stereotype of what people typically consider a librarian to be:

"We know what people think: Dewey, glasses, shushing, books, hairbuns, Party Girl and card catalogs.  Yes, we know what people think.  We know that the American library profession is approximately 80% White and 72% female; and we know that tens of thousands of librarians are expected to reach age 65 in the next 5 years.  We also know that this is not us." - MOS: The Calendar

The thing that pleased me about this calendar, is that all of its proceeds are going to the It Gets Better Project, a movement designed to help struggling LGBTQ youth who are coming out in their communities.

By the way, if you haven't seen George Takei's video contribution to a related organization, called The Trevor Project (which works with It Gets Better), I highly recommend it. In it, he calls a former school official a "douche bag" for being the gay bully that he is.

You tell 'em Sulu!


  1. I <3 this calendar, and I am so glad to hear the 100% of the proceeds are going to the "It Gets Better Project"

  2. Thanks for letting me know about it! 


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