Some of them even speak a language resembling English!

A panel description from the upcoming ALA conference:

Millennials (born after 1979) are the largest new adult generation since Baby Boomers. What will Millennials want in a new library service or building? What are the ideal Millennial space and service characteristics? Will Millennials support public library tax levies? This is a rare opportunity to interact with a panel of Millennials who will respond to your own plans for innovation, and to learn how they react to the ideas of other librarians.

… view them in their native habitat! Watch them mate! Pay bills! Eat exotic foods!



3 comments

  1. J:

    And to think, you used to live with one! In the same house!


    (April 21st, 2006 at 7:24 pm)
  2. Okina:

    This is a rare opportunity to interact with a panel of Millennials who will respond to your own plans for innovation, and to learn how they react to the ideas of other librarians.

    “… So the documentary-makers stick with Millennials. Generally, their procedure is to scatter bleeding fish pieces around their boat, so as to infest the waters. I would estimate that the primary food source of Millennials today is bleeding fish pieces scattered by people making documentaries. Once the Millennials arrive, they are generally fairly listless. The general Millennial attitude seems to be: “Oh God, another documentary.” So the divers have to somehow goad them into attacking, under the guise of Scientific Research. “We know very little about the effect of electricity on Millennials,” the narrator will say, in a deeply scientific voice. “That is why Todd is going to jab this Great White in the testicles with a cattle prod.” The divers keep this kind of thing up until the Millennial finally gets irritated and snaps at them, and then they act as though this was a totally unexpected and very dangerous development, although clearly it is what they wanted all along.”


    (April 22nd, 2006 at 4:44 pm)
  3. Okina:

    (Dave Barry, in case anyone is curious.)


    (April 22nd, 2006 at 4:45 pm)
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