Slate’s This is What a Librarian Looks Like: This is why we can’t have nice things

I absolutely agree with your retort. I loved your spread on Slate and the manner in which you gracefully handled your criticism. Honestly, some folks make issues when there is nothing of substance at heart! Everyone has a light to shine and your beam was well deserved! You’ve said your peace and now it’s time to move forward. Be well & great post!

The Magpie Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Modern Life and Etiquette

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It’s taken me a few days to figure out how I feel about the comments made about the Slate article “This is a what a Librarian Looks Like“. I am finally starting to sort it all out. Overall, I’m happy with the results. Sure, I’m thinking about how librarians can better support each other, because, in addition to many kind comments, the participants of this piece were subjected to the vitriol of the Twitterbrarians and others. It’s made me reevaluate how I react to people’s projects of which I am not involved. I need to support other librarians much more enthusiastically (or just not insist on tearing them apart), because I now know what it’s like to feel the scorn of people I’ve never even met.

I will say that I am immensely proud of…

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