If youâ€™re feeling underappreciated, see this academic librarian love-fest in Inside Higher Ed. The author touches on the gendered nature of librarian work and wonders aloud about how men feel about being in a predominantly female profession. Iâ€™ve found that although male librarians often tell people they became librarians for the girly reason of â€œhelping people,â€ the real reason is that theyâ€™re in it for the power. Who among us hasnâ€™t felt the surge of testosterone after sitting at the reference desk, taking on all comers, and summoning up the skills to answer any question, from any discipline? Last night I answered a question about the ecology of the Pine Barrens. Now for a humanities librarian, thatâ€™s a rush.