Lezbrarian got her very first library job in middle school when she volunteered to be a library helper at lunchtime. Secretly, this was solely and only to get her hands on the override code that let her check out more than 6 books to herself at once, but no one else needed to know that. It took a few more adventures but eventually she became a librarian for real.
Now she works in a large urban public library system as a Teen Services Librarian. She works with a diverse group of teens and loves every minute of it. She spends a lot of time at work losing at video games and teaching teens how to make 3D models or stickers, or how to knit or do bookbinding. She also spends a lot of time talking to teens about the world and hope and why they should not go with their ex to Prom (seriously, don’t do it.) She firmly believes that young people today are the best, most empathetic, smart, motivated generation in a century. A true introvert, Lezbrarian also believes that we need to better appreciate and cater to the needs of introverts in this extroverted world.
In this blog she talks a lot about books and being queer in the library world and sometimes she uses swear words.
*Header image by Kate Pauley.
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okay this is totally random but I’m not going to lie I kinda stumbled onto your website (blog, not sure what you call it lol). I was actually looking up a picture of Samantha Carter and saw that you think she is awesome to which I totally agree! On a more serious side note you have some great thoughts on this blog. So from a fellow lover of books keep the thoughts coming.
Found your blog via your Hack Lib School article — love the domain name, by the way!
…Maybe not the best sign for my own librarian future, but I’m having a heck of a time finding a means to follow you through wordpress.
Good luck with the job search!
Hmm, I’m not sure why it won’t let you follow the blog. I will look into it! I may have some setting wrong or something.
Nerdfighter FTW! DFTBA Sista!
Words can’t express the awesomeness to the degree I wish it would. I look forward to reading much more of what you write. And a giant thank you for links that lead to long lists of LGBTQ-related books that I plan to read. Part way done with some books already.
Question: Have you ever served on the Stonewall Book Award Committee? I just finished a year of service there, and I was one of only TWO queer people on the committee. If you haven’t done so before, maybe consider serving if you have time? They need people who like to read LGBT+ YA lit. 🙂
I haven’t, but I’d really like to! I’m surprised there weren’t more actual queer people!! I’ll have to make it a priority 🙂
Please do. It was really hard to debate the relative merits of queer lit with people who didn’t get it. 🙂