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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:43pm -- apeterson

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Have you ever thought about what it's like to be a librarian? Or why libraries from the Schusterman Library to the Great Library at Alexandria matter? Or maybe you've never thought about any of that, but now you're dying to know more? Then our new book, This is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information by Kyle Cassidy, is the book for you!

According to Hachette Book Group's website, here's what the book is all about:

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on called "This is What A Librarian Looks Like," a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians. Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our communities. His subjects are men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and personal style-from pink hair and leather jackets to button-downs and blazers. In short, not necessarily what one thinks a librarian looks like. The nearly 220 librarians photographed also share their personal thoughts on what it means to be a librarian. This is What A Librarian Looks Like also includes original essay by some of our most beloved writers, journalists, and commentators including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Nancy Pearl, Cory Doctorow, Paula Poundstone, Amanda Palmer, Peter Sagal, Jeff VanderMeer, John Scalzi, Sara Farizan, Amy Dickinson, and others. Cassidy also profiles a handful of especially influential librarians and libraries.

Want to check out the book for yourself? You can find it on the second floor of the Library under call number Z 682 C37 2017.  Or try putting the book on hold so you can pick it up at the Library's front desk. Happy reading!

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