I Love This

Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Texas Library Association does a fund raiser every year for the TLA Disaster Relief Fund. The fund is used to help libraries that are destroyed in disasters (duh), and they've decided that this year, they'll be raising their money by selling a calendar featuring Librarians.

That's right - Librarians. But they're Hot Librarians. With tattoos!

The 2010 TLA calendar is called The Tattooed Ladies of TLA, and it features 21 women who are members of the TLA, showing off their ink for a good cause.

I love Librarians, and since I usually have a negative stereotype in my mind when I think of Texas (Naomi notwithstanding), this calendar just tickles me no end. Go Hot Librarians!

3 comments:

Steve Buchheit said...

Now that is truly inspired and effective marketing/fund-raising.

Wendy said...

Will have to make sure my librarian SIL sees this!! Love it!

WendyB_09

mom in northern said...

Love it.
Libraries are the "new" thing in this economy.

The first trend is the so-called "social library," invented by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin had a significant private library of his own--he had over 4,000 books at the time of his death in 1790. In 1731, he initiated a "subscription library" as a way of sharing books among members of a literary society. It was incorporated in 1742 as the Library Company of Philadelphia, the first established in the U.S. You could join the library by buying stock in the company. Books were only available to members. We're not sure what role Franklin had in this venture; his own writings are boastful and probably overstate his contribution. However, he was certainly influential in getting the idea rolling.