15. Juli 2003

Informator statt Terminator

Endlich: mein Berufsstand hat eine eigene Actionfigur!

"Librarians aren't known for Terminator-style stunts. Rarely do they need to be faster than a speeding bullet or leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Pearl herself comes across as modest and unassuming, but she's an unabashed booster of her profession: 'The role of a librarian is to make sense of the world of information. If that's not a qualification for superhero-dom, what is?'

Amen, says Mark Pahlow, owner of Accoutrements. In addition to historical characters, he looks for action figures in 'people in unusual or underappreciated jobs.'

'Nancy is the quintessential librarian!' Pahlow said, '... She is an iron fist inside a velvet glove. And she does not take herself too seriously.' (...)

Seattle City Librarian Deborah Jacobs, Pearl's boss, said anyone who doesn't view a librarian as a potent force doesn't understand the job. "Ideas are more powerful than bombs," she said. 'Information is the way to take over the world.'"

Eisenfaust, Superheldentum, stärker als Bomben, Welteroberung. Für den Anfang ganz gut.

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