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Tattooed Youth Librarians Of Massachusetts Calendar Now Available!

   November 14th, 2012

Tattooed Youth Librarians of MassachusettsFor anyone wanting to get a jump on their holiday shopping (or just needing one last stocking stuffer), here's an idea: the Tattooed Youth Librarians Of Massachusetts Calendar.

Now, I am neither tattooed nor a youth librarian, but the photo shoot for this calendar happened in my library. Neat.

The calendar is a fundraiser for the Massachusetts Library Association, and proceeds will benefit youth programming in MA libraries. Coordinated by Sharon Colvin (Chelmsford Library - my coworker), Noelle Boc (Tewksbury Library), Erin Daly (Chicopee Library), and Jessica LaMarre (Pembroke Library), the 18-month calendar features 16 individual tattooed librarians from across Massachusetts.

The calendars are available for $21 on the MLA website, and the project has been getting good press coverage [pdf], with more info on Facebook.

Another goal of the calendar is to dispel the stereotypical image of librarians. Check out their YouTube videos of the models talking about their tattoos and being librarians:

Meet Miss February & March 2013

Meet Miss May & June 2013

Meet Miss July & Mr. August 2013

Remember, the calendars are available for $21 on the MLA website - they might not last long!

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4 Responses to “Tattooed Youth Librarians Of Massachusetts Calendar Now Available!”

  1. Tattooed Librarian Says:

    Thank you, Brian!!!

  2. Becky Says:

    Awesome! My coworker Nicole is Miss July so she’s been talking it up here. I didn’t realize the shoot was in Chelmsford!

    So when is the “Tattooed Adult Services Librarians” calendar coming out…. 🙂

  3. Tattooed Librarian Says:

    It’s available now! You can pick them up in Chelmsford, Tewksbury or Chicopee (we’ll take cash or check or credit card online) starting tomorrow and in Pembroke & Dudley next week. You can also have them shipped for $5.
    $21 including tax!

  4. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Tattooed: You’re welcome – by the way, we need to get one for the reference office.

    @Becky: I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to organize – bring it up at the next MVLC meeting.

    Also, the calendar was the front page story of the Lowell Sun today.