Monday, October 26, 2009

Here come the Mo-brarians

Mo-brarian [moh-brair-ee-uhn] -noun

  1. a male working in a library environment, who has hair growing on the upper lip, allowed to grow without shaving, and often trimmed in any of various shape

  2. a person of either gender, trained in library work and dedicated to changing the face of men’s health

This coming Movember (the formerly useless and boring month of November) Australia's library workers are uniting for a common cause: changing the face of men's health.

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo-Bros, supported by their Mo-Sistas, start Movember clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men’s health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember’s men’s health partners – The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Beyondblue – the national depression initiative.

The Mo-brarians, our Movember team, need your help and support. Donate to us online or visit your local library where you can get more information about movember and men’s health issues. If you would like to join the Mo-brarians, or simply follow our Movember journey, then check out our online headquarters at

Library workers of Australia have united and are now asking you to put your money (just slightly above) where your mouth is – join us, and help change the face of men's health.