I am Ruby Keene. Or am I?

I am all the stereotypes of bad librarians rolled into a single, scintillatingly attractive yet judgmental, hidebound, snobbish, off-putting, and unapproachable package.

Unlike actual librarians, I have better things to do than to help you. Unlike actual librarians, I don’t like being at the desk where you can approach me, and I definitely don’t like leaving the desk to help you find anything. Unlike actual librarians, I hate technology, boring questions about where the bathrooms are, interesting questions about genealogy, fiction, research, local history or local events. I dislike babies, small children, animals, and genre literature. And don’t even suggest that I dirty my hands with story time or anything involving teenagers.

I will judge you by what you read.

I will roll my eyes at you when you ask me for help.

I am not real.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s