"Tattooed Librarian Students of the Pacific Northwest" Calendar
We have another fun calendar pick -- one where proceeds go to support tattooed students:
"The Tattooed Librarian Students of the Pacific Northwest" Calendar.
The students enrolled in Emporia State's Master of Library and Information Science program were informed that, because of budget woes, they will have to pay for their graduation ceremony themselves come August. So to relieve a bit of that burden, they put together this calendar as a fundraiser. One of the Master's candidates,Turner Masland, says: "Let's face it, your traditional Granny-Librarian is going by the wayside as hair-buns and cardigans are making way for tattoos and piercings!"
[Indeed, we saw that last year with the "Tattooed Ladies of the Texas Library Association" calendar.]
Photographer Lisa DiVenti took most of the playful photos in Pacific Northwest College of Art Library. Turner says that majority of the tattoos featured were done by local Portland artists (with a few obtained in California and New Hampshire).
I'm thinking that if the students can spend less on their graduation, then they can spend more on tattoos. Support them and let's keep it all in our community.
Buy the calendar here for $25.