Wednesday, July 8, 2015

An Ode to Library Avengers

It's been ages, but one of the earlier websites I remember as a pro-librarian site was Library Avengers.  Thankfully, it's been one that's stayed relatively active, occasionally updated, and still relevant to today.

It still has one of the best badass boasts about being a bibliographic bruiser ever:

WHY YOU SHOULD FALL TO YOUR KNEES AND WORSHIP A LIBRARIAN


People become librarians because they know too much. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. Librarians are all-knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule. And they will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise.

From Terry Moore's classic Strangers In Paradise.
I once mentioned to the lady managing Moore's booth
at ALA years ago that Moore should have
posters for sale of that artwork.


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