Thanks to all who contacted Hiring Librarians in response to their request for tattooed librarians willing to answer questions about their interviewing practices. The responses are now up in the third installment of a three-part series on tattooed librarians. Go check all three posts out:
If you didn’t get a chance to submit your own stories, you can still comment on any of the three articles to help continue the discussion. Thanks to Hiring Librarians for taking the time to reach out to the tattooed librarian and archivist community.
I run the blog www.hiringlibrarians.com and am planning to do a few posts this weekend on interviewing for library jobs while tattooed. Would any tattooed librarians who’d be willing to answer a few questions please email me at hiringlibrarians AT gmail?
I’m currently attending library school through UW-Milwaukee. I have a total of six tattoos, most of them literary (I was an English major as an undergrad), but my biggest and most colorful tat is an ode to Flannery O’Connor on my left forearm. Work done by Keith at Skinprints in Eau Claire, WI - he loves peacock feathers, and draws them beautifully.
I am a high school librarian and library department chair at a college prep K-12 school in southern California. I have recently begun getting tattooed now that I’m in my mid-40s! I have three so far, on my upper arms - a hamsa, a hoopoe bird with my Hebrew name Tzipora (bird) and my latest piece, pictured below. I asked my artist to create a superhero librarian and gave him a few references, including the cover of “This Book is Overdue” and a picture of 1940s comic book hero Mary Marvel. This is the result. I’m happy with her and can’t wait to get more…
Since we haven’t had any librarian or archivist tattoo submissions in a while I figured I’d fill the gap with some literary tattoo sites (break out those cameras!). Happy viewing!
Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos
The Word Made Flesh
Bookworms With Ink
Remember to send in your photos!
Title: digital library architect
Type of repository: Hydra Project
Background information about your tattoo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(mythology)#Raven_steals_the_sun
Formerly the Chicago Underground Library, Read/Write Library will be hosting a grand opening celebration tomorrow night in their shiny new space. For more details, go here.
I hope to see some tattooed librarians and archivists out there wishing this organization well!