The Image of Libraries and Librarians in Children's Literature
A new action figure of a frumpy librarian who moves her index finger to her lips with 'amazing push-button shushing action!' has librarians around the world raising their voices in protest." A public library director from Maine said in response to the bespectacled woman in a cardigan, long plain skirt and sensible shoes, "The shushing thing just put me right over the edge. It's so stereotypical, I could scream."
Dorothy N. Bowen. "The Image of Libraries and Librarians in Children's Literature" Kentucky Libraries 67.4 (2003): 8-10.
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