This weeks Throwback is brought to you by ALLA member Carolyn Kearney.
Back in 2003, Carolyn received The Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure! as a gift from a lawyer colleague.
As Carolyn Thowbacks: “Naturally, she caused controversy when she was first on sale, for reinforcing librarian stereotypes.
But I chose to accept the gift as an ironic comment on the stereotype, because she didn’t act like or resemble me in any way… I think!
At least I never got her out to use her shushing action on the senior lawyers in meetings, although now I wish I had.
She is still in her original wrapping sitting on my bookshelf at home.”