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The Important Emotional Labor of Librarians Most People Never Think About

Librarians take on that chaos; we have no choice but to face down the power, joy and suffering both, that people bring into our space

For librarians, as with many other professions, “Other duties as assigned” is code for tasks that are distasteful…




Stories about libraries and librarians. We cover the breadth of experiences people have through their libraries and showcase the remarkable people who work there. Visit www.everylibrary.org to find out more about our work.

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Oleg Kagan

Oleg Kagan

Author, editor, speaker, writing coach, and librarian. More at olegkagan.com

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