One of the fun questions librarians love to get is when patrons need help remembering the title of a book. Sometimes it's a beloved picture book from their childhood. It might be a book they saw in a newspaper but they can't remember the title.
So here are some good places we look, and you can too, to pin down that elusive title.
One can also find examples of how not to behave as a librarian, as in this British TV skit featuring a young Hugh Laurie (known over here for his role in House). Real librarians, of course, are totally against censorship.
Another example of how not to behave is in the video Library Thriller which, while it features music from one iconic eighties video, also references another in the attitude of the leggy, bunned librarians. I don't approve of their shushing and pointing to prohibitive signs--but I really wish I could wear those mile-high heels. I feel even more conflicted about Kickass Librarian--on the one hand, I would never talk to you, the library user, in such a manner; on the other hand, concerning privacy issues, mad librarian skilz, and tattoos--YAY!
With budget and staff cuts, and revolutionary changes in media and the way people seek information, some doom-sayers proclaim that libraries are on the way out. But if we are unimportant, how come there are so many videos about us on the Web? Librarians are survivors. We will learn to give you what you want with less staff, and we will reinvent what we do to stay relevant to a new generation. We will not give up. We are here to stay.