Throwback Thursday – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its a librarian action figure!

This weeks Throwback is brought to you by ALLA member Carolyn Kearney.

Nancy Pearl

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.”


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