Actually, Scowl-Face would never had undertaken any of this web-based stuff if it hadn't been for Broadway Gal's initiatives begun in late 2009 and early 2010. She was the driving force launching our presence on YouTube, Blogger, Twitter, Flickr, and other online social media nearly three years ago. Scowl-Face did a lot of the grunt work, but that's only to be expected. He grunts an awful lot anyway, no matter what work he's doing.
Broadway Gal also led the charge at our Library into live-action videography. Everybody knows about her music parody video, Librarians Do Taio Cruz (2010). Never seen it? What planet have you been on?
So perhaps Broadway Gal should have been called a webrarian first. Well, she already has a much more important title: Head of MPL Youth Services. That's like the number two job (behind Boss Lady) around here. It's like being associate director of the library without more pay.
So ol' Scowlly gets the webrarian moniker. No new business cards, however. That costs money, and, frankly, nobody cares what we call him.
Whatever You're Called, Get To Work, Scowl-Face,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library Staff New
P.S. Cybrarian is another term used to describe web- or technology-oriented librarians. Marilyn Johnson wrote a book about them (in part), as our book trailer above elaborates.
P.P.S. Title Update: Scowl-Face's official title (as of the end of January, 2013) is information director for adult services. He's not allowed to use the term librarian in his title because he lacks a Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree. (He has a doctorate, though.) The title police are really strict in this state!