Thursday, January 31, 2008

New committee members appointed

Next year's list of book award committee members has been announced and Nancy Pearl (the closest thing librarians have to a celebrity) is one of the newly appointed committee members. Until I was cautioned that I "shouldn't feel intimidated by her" it hadn't occurred to me to be intimidated. Anyway, for those of you non-librarian readers (which would be most of you), Nancy Pearl has written several books and more importantly, is the model for the librarian action figure. Yes, there is a librarian action figure and yes, I own one.

I just wish that the shushing action didn't make the action figure look quite so much like she was picking her nose.

4 comments:

Doc said...

the action figure is hilarious!

sorry...ahem:

i meant to say, the action figure is a worthwhile representation of a noble calling.

better?

; ' )

p.s. - meant that about the noble calling

A Librarian said...

I have come to the conclusion that it is very hard to make action figures look noble and dignified.

Doc said...

Instead of a wardrobe, try using a costume:

Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were nominally unprepossing, but add a cape and a utility belt...et voila!, noble and dignified!

Of course, in the case of Wonder Woman, it is hard to beat being Princess Diana to begin with, but you take my larger point...

; ‘ )

A Librarian said...

Costumes only work if there are sparkly shoes involved:)