Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Turquoise Cardigan: Merona
White ruffle tee: Old Navy
Black Capris: Old Navy
Red polka dot flats skimmers: Old Navy
I've been on a Katharine Hepburn kick lately and wanted to steal her trouser and sweater look (with my own twist, of course). She is such a classy broad! I was rewatching one of my favorite Hepburn movies, Desk Set and was impressed by the way reference worked back then. Librarians basically provided people with answers. Today there is such a need to instruct the patron (information literacy being the hot term). I feel guilty if I just give out an answer. It's strange to view how libraries have changed in terms of patron requests- patrons aren't necessarily coming here to find very specific esoteric facts, they just want to do research on their own. Instead of giving the man fish, we are teaching the man to fish so he can be fed for the rest of his life.
Also, Desk Set always reminds me that even with the addition of technology to the library, librarians will not become obsolete. There will always be a need for trained reference staff to help people navigate it. I hope to be one of those people one day. Just call me Bunny Watson.