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July 14, 2003

I know I've got a sense of humor

libfig.jpg But do other people know that about us librarians? I have mixed feelings about this librarian action figure ("Toymaker finds librarian who's a real doll" - Jack Broom, The Seattle Times, 7/10/03). She's got glasses, dowdy clothes, sensible shoes, and she shushes! So it acknowledges the stereotype, pokes fun at it, but who's the buying public for this doll? Other librarians, I guess. Although looking over my wardrobe selection for today, I'm not exactly Supermodel Librarian, either.

I suppose, though, the doll is a better representation for the profession than this. (Various other librarian images are also available for viewing - thanks to Mike for the link.)

Went down to the Strand to sell some books today. I have too many and can't possibly bring them all with me. It was v. depressing, though. A whole heavy bag netted only twelve dollars, and I lost some of that due to taking the subway. But I'll go again tomorrow. Maybe I'll make enough for lunch money, since this is, after all, New York.

Yours, &c., LC | 06:18 PM | Librariana | Comments (2)

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I wrote down this link and walked it upstairs to the librarian on duty ... I think she's going to laugh when she sees this. :)

Posted by: john at July 15, 2003 04:13 PM

Unfortunately, Nympho Librarian is not listed for sale at Amazon.

Posted by: Frankenstein at July 16, 2003 01:27 PM