I'm on both sides of this equation. @jessamyn on @librariandotnet: How journos should NOT write about #libraries. librarian.net/stax/3920/how-…
— Cynthia Parkhill (@CynthiaParkhill) September 20, 2012
Writing at librarian.net, library technologist Jessamyn West offers suggestions about how journalists should not write about libraries.
The list is comprehensive and corrects misperceptions and stereotypes: “Your library joke is tired, even if it’s new to you;” “Quit it with the wardrobe policing,” “We’re not all women, not even close” and “[N]ot everyone who works in a library is a librarian” to name a few.
Being as I both work as a journalist and volunteer at a library, this list was doubly enjoyable. Of course, it also holds me doubly responsible to write about libraries accurately.