Adventures of an InfoMage in Training
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Thursday, July 10, 2003

Nancy Pearl is already a woman of action: innovator, iconoclast, radio personality and author of an upcoming book with the word "Lust" in its title.

But in the next month or so, it will be official. She'll join the ranks of Jesus, Sigmund Freud, Rosie the Riveter, Nico the Barista and a striped-shirted hipster/philosopher named Fuzz.

What puts Pearl, executive director of the Washington Center for the Book, into such heady company? She's the model for a 5-inch-tall plastic "action figure" by Seattle-based Accoutrements, parent company of Ballard's Archie McPhee store, where zany meets kitschy meets glow-in-the-dark.

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?"

From the Seattle Times

9:04:00 AM    comment []

The latest from Cites & Insights is now available for downloading.

This 20-page issue consists of one essay: Coping with CIPA: A Censorware Special

If you don't care about CIPA, censorware (filters), and all that, you can skip the issue. A "normal" issue will be out around the beginning of August.

-walt crawford-

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