Pop Culture Librarians

The Library Ghost a.k.a. The Grey Lady is the ghost of librarian Eleanor Twitty and doesn’t seem to mind making both patrons and library staff nervous. She just minds her own business until someone calls in the Ghostbusters. A few floating piles of books here, a mysterious floating half lady there and the staff have […]

Stephen Pastis’ wildly popular Timmy Failure series features one of our favorite pop culture librarians, Flo. From Timmy Failure: That’s an unhappy Flo. And Flo isn’t short for Florence. It’s short for “Misshelve my books and the blood may FLOw.” So people do not misshelve books at my library. They do not tear pages out […]

“I was just doing my duty as a citizen” -Batgirl (from Batman: The Unkindest Tut of All #3.6, 1967) Originally created as a love-interest for Robin, Batgirl has appeared in several iterations within the DC canon*.  The first Bat-Girl was Betty Kane, niece of Batwoman Kathy Kane.  Kathy Kane  was introduced a few years prior as, you guessed […]

“Well, we start, not surprisingly, with research.” – Rupert Giles Librarian. Watcher. Stable father figure with an edgy, questionable past. Rupert Giles is all of the above and exactly what you get when you combine and academic librarian, high school, and demonology. He walked into our television screens and hearts on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. […]

Marian Paroo in “The Music Man” was one of the first pop culture librarians I remember seeing. At first glance, she seems like your stereotypical librarian – a fussy spinster, not fond of fun. However, Marian the Librarian is actually a forward-thinking, no-nonsense woman worthy of admiration. Early in the movie version, we see Marian (played […]