Yet another failure of Facebook’s direct marketing has been appearing on my Home screen as of late. I’m getting ads encouraging me to “Become a Librarian,” which are obviously derived from some sort of fill-in-the-blank system that has lifted information I’ve posted regarding my library school enrollment. Facebook, if you knew me at all, you would know that I have already become a librarian—a whole year ago! More importantly, though: if you know librarians at all, you should know that they certainly do not look like this!
I did a quick Google image search of the word “librarian” to find a more appropriate example of the typical librarian and settled on the one below. Perhaps “degreesonlinetoday.com” should try customizing their images a little more in order to better sell their online degrees.
Of course I am making a broad generalization. Not all librarians look like this. But a lot do.
On a separate note, the Google image search also turned up a decent amount of librarian-related erotica. I thought this one was particularly exceptional.
Even with a lifetime of hard work and determination, I doubt I will ever be able to become half the librarian that this woman was.