Friday Fun: Are You Ready to RUMBLE?

There’s all sorts of stereotypes about librarians. You’ve got the glasses, hair in bun, nose in book at all times, quiet and meek nature – you all know them. That’s pretty much how we’re portrayed in popular culture. Occasionally we get to be the star that saves the day, but we’re usually the ones shushing loud patrons in the background.

And then there’s the real world of librarians, in which they break the mold and defy those stereotypes. Enter Michael Korklan, a librarian at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley in Kansas City, MO. On the surface, you wouldn’t assume that the reference librarian would be anything but nice and innocent… until you find out that he’s also Rock ‘n Roll Mike Sydal, a Metro Pro wrestler. That’s right – the guy leads two completely different lives. How cool is that? It makes me want to find out how to get in on the gig.

Read the full story: Mild-mannered librarian moonlights as wrestler Rock n’ Roll Mike Sydal [Ink Magazine]

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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1 Response to Friday Fun: Are You Ready to RUMBLE?

  1. spudart says:

    I like the article’s comparison to a librarian storytelling and a wrestler storytelling.

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