I’m throwing some nerdiness your way. I simply had to post this. A) I’m a librarian; B) librarians love data, particularly visualizations of data and C) given A & B, it’s hard to believe that no one has done this yet. It could be because no one will find this entertaining except other librarians, but we’re a good crew so that’s enough for me.
If this chart is to be believed, I’m left-brain, which is funny because I always considered myself a right-brain person. Of course, I’m an academic librarian so I don’t make reading suggestions to children (one of the categories that ousts me from the righties). That’s probably for the best. I horrified a dad when I worked at the bookstore by recommending Shel Silverstein and then telling him all about the poem Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony. He must have been a boring, humorless dad.
Laura Bush made a comment that led to the asterisked statement above, resulting in hordes of people choosing to become librarians. The economic downturn prevented people from being able to retire from just about every field, librarians included. There aren’t as many library jobs as library school graduates now.
On a different topic, I might be slightly put off that the glasses, which best match my typical frame, appear in the 55+ category. It’s about face shape people, not just style. Geesh.
And yeah, it’s true, we are a womanly field, though high heels are not a common footwear choice at work. I’ve met a couple male librarians who reveled in the fact that there were so many eligible woman to choose from in their library masters program; that probably shouldn’t be a deciding factor in career path.
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