I really want to know what book hes holding.
  • I really want to know what book he's holding.
That title is from the comments on this lovely photo (see the whole probably NSFW thing here) of Mr. January in "Men of the Stacks," a librarian beefcake calendar. The proceeds will go to the It Gets Better Project, and the thrust of it (ha ha! I said thrust!) is to promote awareness of the diversity of librarians.

We know that the American library profession is approximately 80% White and 72% female; and we know that tens of thousands of librarians are expected to reach age 65 in the next 5 years. We also know that this is not us.

I gotta say, it really peaks in January (although check out November). But if you need a 2012 calendar, and you love the IGBP and/or hunky librarians, this is clearly the calendar for you, and you can buy it now.

Thanks, Bookshelves of Doom!