I generally avoid discussions of librarian stereotypes because: (1) I don’t believe that discussion does anything to advance our mission as librarians; (2) I don’t think anyone outside Library Land cares that much; and (3) I am a walking librarian stereotype (sans cats). That said, playing with representation (gender, professional, age, or otherwise) and expectations of such can be a fun pastime, especially for a degenerate English literature student like myself.
Joe Hardenbrook has created a parade of library-themed Lego characters, most of which I identify with in some way. Though if asked to choose, I probably fall somewhere between the “I quote ‘Buffy’ and none of the students get it! Can you believe it?” character and the “I desperately want to be a hipster librarian with my pencil mustache and bowtie!” character (though, I am sadly unable to pull off successful facial hair).
What about you? Which Lego character are you? Happy Friday!