Archive for the 'Action Figure' Category

I can’t blog tonight …

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

A friend of mine has decided to dismantle my action figure librarian to see if he can fix her sticky “amazing push-button shushing action” and all I can do is watch in horror and curiosity. PS–Don’t worry. The action figure is fine. And her push-buttons shushing action is as amazing as ever.

"The status of librarians as superheroes is indisputable."

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Tell that to your manager. "The status of librarians as superheroes is indisputable," states the Kalamazoo Gazette at the beginning of an article about some of Kalamazoo’s local superheroes, er, librarians. The paper profiles a few of them in light of Nancy Pearl’s visit to the area. Pearl, as you probably know by now, is […]

Pearl on Recommending Books

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

In this Kalamazoo Gazette piece about Nancy Pearl and the action figure modeled on her, Pearl discusses the art of making good book recommendations. "’One of the tricks that I help librarians think about is that the reason you like an author is not because of the specific plots of the books,’ Pearl said. ‘You’re […]

Nancy Pearl and the Librarian Action Figure Visit PLA

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

The Boston Herald reports Nancy Pearl and the action figure modeled after her made an appearance at the Public Libraries Association conference that just wrapped up in Boston.

Comment Spam: 168, Librarian Action Figures: 0

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

So far I’ve received more comment spam this holiday season than I have librarian action figures … But what I have received has been excellent. No gift is better than being able to spend quality time with loved ones.

"Time To Move Over, G.I. Joe; This Doll Says No To The FBI"

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

I love the headline of this piece about the librarian action figure. It goes on to discuss a hypothetical action figure that deals with requests that are part of secret investigations in light of the, uh, possible situation at a library where government officials could investigate library users. One of my closest friends suggests a […]

“‘Librarians are incredibly wired, and they were talking about it all over the world,'”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

said Accoutrements owner Mark Pahlow, who brought us the librarian action figures, in this Los Angeles Times article about Nancy Pearl and the toys. Pahlow continues: "’Librarians tend to be overlooked and underpaid, but they’ve had a lot of influence on a lot of people’s lives, which is certainly the case for me … So […]

I feel so torn.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

The Deluxe Librarian Action Figure is available at Hidden Sweets in Harvard Square for the same price that Archie McPhee has. Usually, it’s cheaper if I order online. I love ordering from Archie McPhee. I can’t decide where to buy them. Oh, the stupid, petty, idiotic, little crises that cloud my day.

Happy Anniversary to the Librarian Action Figure!

Friday, August 26th, 2005

It seems that the dinner party that spawned the idea for the librarian action figure happened on August 26, 2002. This article has a terrific quote from Nancy Pearl, the librarian on whom the figure is modeled: "’One new librarian came up to me and she said “I got nine action figures for graduation presents.” […]

Male Librarian Action Figure Ideas

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

The link above goes to some rather amusing ideas for male action figure librarians. If it’s modeled after one of my favorite male librarians, it’d be able to talk books at the speed of light and come with a stack of the perfect recommendations of both obscure and main line literature.