The Great Library Stereotypometer!

19 Jul

Okay here it is… After EXTENSIVE RESEARCH (I asked people on twitter what they reckoned) I proudly present (and then immediately duck behind the nearest sofa) the Great Library Stereotypometer – a new, up-to-date, piercingly accurate and entirely NON-SERIOUS look at library stereotypes!

library stereotyes

Click to view the original full-size on flickr

As the caption says, click it to view full-size. Feel free to use it anywhere. Don’t take it seriously. (Seriously.)

More to add? Why not create your own! :)

- thewikiman

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  • Phil Range (@DrPKR) July 21, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Serious danger of upsetting some of my library colleagues but .. RT @theREALwikiman: The Great Library Stereotypometer!

  • [...] Thing 7 is all about networks and I attended a very enjoyable event this week at the Maypole pub in Cambridge run by the CILIP East of England Branch. I got the opportunity to catch up with some Cambridge librarians I hadn’t seen for a while and to meet some new people and all over a drink.  What could be better? Although in my case there was no gin in sight despite the results on the Wikiman’s excellent blog post “The Great Library Stereotypometer“. [...]

  • Jeanine Deckers (@Tenaanval) July 24, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Hij is leuk, maar wel erg Engels. Wie maakt een Nederlandse versie? The Great Library Stereotypometer! –

  • Fran (@deadlylibrarian) July 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    I can’t say i love Gin, i’m a bourbon kinda girl, but i have 2 cats and love a snuggly cardigan! I do enjoy a good shush though, when you have a silent working area in your library, it’s still a necessity! I love the cupcake version of the chart! Not an Adam and Joe lover or a knitter. maybe that’s cause i’m 90% pure evil…who knows?

  • rachel lee (@rachelleeucp) July 25, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Some Monday fun with The Great Library Stereotypometer.

  • Natasha Fatale (@getsquirrel) July 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Love this Great Library Stereotypometer! Do any librarians shhhh! anymore? RT @theREALwikiman #libraries #librarians

  • [...] don’t use twitter… : and the library sterotypometer: (and yes I like gin, social media and [...]

  • Heather December 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Ha ha! I’m a Liberal, cardigan wearing, knitting, digital librarian who listens to Adam and Joe and loves a good G&T. Bang on the money!

  • thewikiman December 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM


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