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.