My personal take on it is that it's precisely because of the stereotype -- we tend to overcompensate to try to bring the pendulum back to center as quickly & definitely as possible. Plus, in our case it's a case of trying to from boring to glitz. How many people do you know who want to go the other way? <grin> JM$.02W, though -- your mileage may vary. :) Bill Nichols Eglin AFB, FL [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Donna Beales [mailto:[log in to unmask]] the objectification of women in general in this instance patently reprehensible... Not the mention its focus on 'librarian as female,' which is also a stereotype. Such programs make us visible only in the most damaging of ways. I believe they add to the public's perception that we are not professionals. Do you see doctors, lawyers, IT people, or CPAs engaging in the denigration of their own professional standing? Why do we?