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Comedy and Libraries?

USF SLIS'10 Grad Meredith Myers

What does stand-up comedy and librarianship have in common? Meredith Myers. As a recent graduate of USF School of Library and Information Science, Myers’ careers explorations and creativity ended up with her developing a new space for reflection for librarians with a sense of humor. Her new blog StandUpLibrarian.com is expected to combine both careers in a fresh way.

Ms. Myers started performing stand-up comedy in 2002 and since then she has been giving it a try to different careers, from writing books to PR. Every new adventure, she says, started at the library, where she went for information about how to do it well. When a librarian suggested her to go into librarianship, Myers discovered that she liked it and enrolled at USF.

It [the library] is a place that offers us anything that we can possibly want or dream of and it actually delivers,” wrote Myers in her blog.

After finishing her Masters in Library and Information Science at USF in May 2010, Myers moved to Los Angeles, where she expects to find a job bringing information to people and presenting an alternative to the stereotyped “old lady librarian wearing the bun and glasses.”



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