I often feel bad that I don't have more articles on library paraprofessionals. The truth is that librarians get more publicity.
Unless and until library workers start to define themselves and their work experiences the profession will remain invisible to outsiders.
However, that doesn't mean that there is no recognition. In the March 2007 edition of Library Journal there is an article on Jackie Cornette who is the manager of the Western Branch of the Watauga County Library.
Just reading what she does makes me feel like a slacker.