Following in the footsteps of shaming blogs like DogShaming.com and CatShaming.com, a new blog has appeared exposing the dark, hidden secrets and sins of… librarians. LibrarianShaming.com gives librarians around the world an outlet to anonymously express their secret pleasures, hidden secrets and pet peeves.
Part of the charm of the post is in the fact that many of the transgressions don’t seem all that bad to those of us uninitiated into the underground world of library and information sciences. Some of these librarians read their books in the bathtub, while others admit their lack of faith in their own research specializations. Some that we might understand better are the librarians that have had to be quieted by their patrons or the librarians who sullied up their books with food. Let’s be honest, though, who doesn’t like the occasional snack when curled up with a good book?