What a Librarian Looks Like is a Huffington Post article that showcases the chic styles of librarians at the Los Angeles Public Library. These kinds of articles are great for reflecting on the relevancy of public libraries because they are working to take away the stereotype that librarians are frumpy and boring. Not only are we fairly stylish as a profession, but we are also on top of new and existing technologies and focus on making the public library a community space that can serve everyone. We are not your grandma’s librarians!
Washington DC considers placing coffee shops in their public libraries as a source of revenue and increased foot traffic. There are already many different libraries that have had much success with their coffee shops and so it shouldn’t be an “if” question; Washington DC should jump on the bandwagon and allow its community to enjoy and make use of their public libraries more. A coffee shop is a great way to make the library a social place,a way to make it even more of a community center. It’s also a great way to work around the food restrictions within the library itself!