Yeah... this ain't ya'Momma's libarianship either!!!! (I'm getting even more excited!!!!!)
Excerpt from NY Times article, A Hipper Crowd of Shushers:
"And though many librarians say that they, like nurses or priests, are called to the profession, they also say the job is stable, intellectually stimulating and can have reasonable hours — perfect for creative types who want to pursue their passions outside of work and don’t want to finance their pursuits by waiting tables. (The median salary for librarians was about $51,000 in 2006, according to the American Library Association-Allied Professional Organization.)"
It goes on to talk about, as I imagined, how Librarianism (yes! i made it up... as a prospective librarian with a master's of creative writing, i can take that license!) is the perfect career for the meeting of cultural, artistic, social and intellectual thought..... and i think i'm ready to jump in!!!! but still more research... meanwhile, i'm gonna see if i can track down the group of librarians that are featured in this article!
oh and also, here's cool article about an INDIE-corporate librarian who banked SIX FIGURES last year developing corporate libraries for clients! yowza!