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Hipsters, librarians check each other out
Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every few feet. This was Saturday at McCormick Place, midway through the American Library Association's annual conference, which drew more than 26,000 and ends Tuesday. Caise, herself a librarian at the Fossil Ridge Public Library in Braidwood, southwest of Joliet, studied library science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But for years, she said, she was not convinced being a librarian was her thing.
July 1, 2013