It's also funny if you go to Library School, because Public Librarians are the bottom of the proverbial Totem Pole. They're harassed, generally shit upon and the most embattled and embittered of all librarians. And they like it that way. That they are also the archetypal librarian, the image everyone conjures up when they think of the word Librarian with a face and a name, is an important detail, something that ultimately, all us librarians, even the male Academic/Art Reference librarians who work in IT have to confront. But it's funny! Ha ha.