Friday, October 21, 2011

Case Study No. 0015: Nancy Pearl

Librarian Action Figure from Archie McPhee
The world famous Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure with shushing action. shop/products/ Librarian-Action-Figure.html
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With AMAZING push-button shushing action! Plus bonus trading card and bookmarks

You can have all the books, magazines, periodicals, journals, videos, and CD ROMs in the world, but without a librarian you'll be frustrated and overwhelmed before you can say "Dewey Decimal System." And although most librarians can't travel faster than a speeding bullet, or leap over tall buildings in a single bound, they can direct you to an article on the physics of speed, an instructional pamphlet on high jumping, and a book of photographs of the world's tallest buildings. Each 5" tall, hard plastic Librarian Action Figure is modeled after Nancy Pearl, a real-life librarian in the Seattle area. Press the button on her back and her arm will move with amazing "shushing action!" Comes with a tiny plastic book and a stack of random literature. The card features a brief history of libraries on the back as well as a realistic check-out card in a classic library sleeve along with two bookmarks and a Nancy Pearl trading card!

Name: Nancy Pearl (Yes, she's a real person!)
Occupation: Librarian
Weapon of Choice: The Dewey Decimal System
Mission: To promote and celebrate the written word.
Accomplishments: Director of Library Programming and the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Nancy is best known for the, "If All Seattle Read The Same Book" project. This idea of one city reading the same book at the same time has been imitated in cities around the world. She is a book reviewer for the Seattle Times, Booklist, Library Journal, KUOW-FM Seattle, and KWGS-FM Tulsa.
Awards: 2003 Washington Humanities Award, 2001 Allie Beth Martin Award from the American Library Association, 1998 Library Journal's Fiction Reviewer of the Year.
Education: Masters Degree in Library Sciences from the University of Michigan.
Interesting Fact: Decided to become a librarian at the age of 10.
Books Written: Book Lust, Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason ; Now Read This, A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978 - 1998 ; Now Read This II, A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990 - 2001.
Favorite Books:
The Brothers K
The Prince of Tides
Searching for Caleb
The Eyre Affair
A Gay and Melancholy Sound
The Best and the Brightest
Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War
Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World
The Liars' Club
Into Thin Air.

"The role of a librarian is to make sense of the world of information. If that's not a qualification for superhero-dom, what is?" - Nancy Pearl

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