Letter: Librarians are not dowdy dressers

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The Independent Online
Sir: I would like to demolish the canard on your fashion page that librarians are invariably dowdy ('They'd rather be dad', 7 July). As one who has worked in different categories of libraries - public, commercial and academic - I would like to point out that my colleagues were intelligent, and most were lively and fashion-conscious. The assistants usually dressed smartly but casually for a job which can be strenuous and grubby - while librarians, male and female, dressed suitably. We are certainly no worse than any other profession]

Yours sincerely,

PAMELA M. WOOD

Knutsford,

Cheshire

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