Have you heard of the “Men of the Stacks” project yet?

Okay, okay, okay – so it’s not actually reading. Still! It’s a calendar of librarians! That totally fits the theme of “Weekend Reading,” right?

The “Men of the Stacks” project – which, on the surface, is a pin-up calendar of male librarians – was conceived a few years ago after the release of a couple of other librarian-themed calendars.

“Where are all the men?” those who are now dubbing themselves the Men of the Stacks asked.

They answered their own question by creating a 2012 calendar featuring 12 real life male librarians.

Extremely soft core word nerd porn? Maybe. But the proceeds from the calendar, which went on sale in September 2011, go to the “It Gets Better Campaign,” the Dan Savage-inspired campaign to help teens within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community understand that, no matter how bad it might be right now, it gets better.

Just so we’re clear: ALL of the proceeds.

Hmm… Aren’t the holidays coming up?

Learn more about the Men of the Stacks, and how to order their calendar, at www.menofthestacks.com.

Of course, don’t forget to check out the “It Gets Better Campaign” Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. You might even want to check out what President Obama and the White House are saying about “It Gets Better,” and take the pledge yourself.

 


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    Last reviewed: 18 Nov 2011

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2011). Weekend Reading: Male Librarian Pin-Up Calendar. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2011/11/weekend-reading-male-librarian-pin-up-calendar/

 

 

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