I was hanging out with my brother-in-law the other day, talking about my desk decorations, and he was gobsmacked that I had a desk for work. I think he assumed I was a wandering clown that resided among the books? Anyway, it was another reminder to me that people sometimes have no idea what we do. And how it would be nice to have some responses to those reactions in visual format. So here they are!
They are all separate files, so feel free to pick and choose depending on the defense you’re looking for!
All illustrations copyright Lisa Nowlain, 2016.
Lisa Nowlain is the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Fellow and Children’s Librarian at Darien Library in Darien, CT (you can be the next one! Apply by April 1 at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship) She is also an artist-type (see more at lisanowlain.com).