War Cry of the Tiger Librarian?

Tiger mom I am not.  Just spend an hour with my family.  Garbage describes the stuff that doesn’t get recycled or composted.  And, the closest we get to music lessons are our regular iPod dance parties.

That being said, I think I might be a bit of tiger librarian (or would it be lion?).   And, I think it is a good thing.

Tiger librarians love the hunt: the hunt for information; roaming the stacks or the web.   Stalking the answer is half the fun.

Tiger librarians also ferociously scrutinize invoices and bills.  Double-digit increases make us roar and complain and nag in a way that makes most tigers look like house cats.

Tiger librarians spend their ‘free’ time doing things like building web sites, blogging, advocating for better access to government information.

Tiger librarians aren’t quiet, either.

Are you a tiger librarian?  Tell me why in the comments below.  (We’ll talk t-shirts later.)

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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