Sunday, September 30, 2012

Librarian Avengers

Erica Firment still publishes Librarian Avengers, which she began in 1997—about 50 years ago in Internet time, as she says.

That's when Erica wrote an essay called Why you should fall to your knees and worship a librarian and created the website. Terry Moore gave her permission to use this image of Katchoo from his graphic novel, Strangers in Paradise. (Militant library types may wish to get "Look It Up!" shirts from CafePress.)

Here's how Erica's essay begins:
Ok, sure. We’ve all got our little preconceived notions about who librarians are and what they do.

Many people think of librarians as diminutive civil servants, scuttling about “Sssh-ing” people and stamping things. Well, think again buster.
Read it!

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