“Nancy Pearl is probably ‘the world’s most famous librarian.’ Her celebrity profile is ‘second only to Jesus’ (pers. comm. 2006). Or, to be more accurate, worldwide sales of the plastic action figure made in her image are ‘second only’ to those of the Jesus action figure from the same series. Pearl’s disciples, her colleagues, and readers who purchase the figure presumably have a sense of humor about the cultural stereotyping of librarians: dressed in a rather shapeless, dowdy suit, the mini-Nancy’s right arm can be moved by pressing a button on her back, bringing her index finger to her lips in ‘an amazing “shushing action”.’” (172)
They have made an action figure for a librarian, how cute! I Googled it of course, and discovered all the other fun things people have done with their librarian-heroine:
I love the pumpkin!