Day 174: Amazing Push-Button Shushing Action!

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    In honor of my last day as a UT Libraries employee (for now?), one of my coworkers bestowed upon me a librarian action figure. She's based on Nancy Pearl, a Seattle librarian., cowboy_montgomery, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. 93 months ago | reply

      Great shot, and happy last day!

    2. baozzly 93 months ago | reply

      haha, love the pose and specks! jane austen would love you...

    3. mickeyjohnson 93 months ago | reply

      Hooray for the Nancy Pearl action figures! I love these toys. Very nice photo - great composition.

    4. jrandallc 93 months ago | reply

      Somehow, the phrase "librarian action figure" seems like a bit of any oxymoron. But this is coming from a guy who was expelled from the library in high school. We loved it there. Me and a few friends would hang out there in the morning before school and during the last part of lunch. We read Kerouac, Camus and ee cummings, did some homework and looked through photography magazines.

      I can relate to this Nancy Pearl figure because Mrs. Reid (our librarian) showed us that finger many, many times. In fact, I think a librarian using the "shush" finger is the equivalent of someone else using "the" finger. Finally, she kicked us out for a week. That was a tough week, but we survived, and we returned with a bit more respect for the silent sanctity of the Library.

    5. blk3953 93 months ago | reply

      Viva La Nancy Pearl! great picture, and congrats on your last day (for now)!

    6. Bassomatic 93 months ago | reply

      Ha! I bought this for my mom (a librarian) for Christmas one year. Lots of laughs!

      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    7. valkyrieh116 93 months ago | reply

      Oh, I never thought to use my Nancy Pearl in a photo (I have the deluxe edition - she comes with a book cart). Great photo!

    8. Ms. Mellie's Muse Photography 91 months ago | reply

      What fun! I like the composition here and the focus vs. out-of-focus qualities.

      I love the idea of the 365 project. I'm new to Flickr, but I'll have to check out more of the group photos. Does it just start on January 1 or can you begin at any point in the year and just keep going?

    9. bookgrl 91 months ago | reply

      Welcome to Flickr! :D You can start the 365 project whenever you want - I happened to start on a random day last March. :) Some people start on their birthday, or the first of the year...

    10. valentino * 81 months ago | reply

      bella fotografia

    11. rcg2104 66 months ago | reply

      Come meet the real-life action figure!

      Come have brunch with a Best Selling Author and two OBIE Award Winning Theater Artists! Super Librarian, Action Figure and Regular NPR Commentator Nancy Pearl will give a special book talk and take questions from the crowd. Get a sneak-peak at OBIE Award-winning artists Katie Pearl (Nancy's daughter!) and Lisa D'Amour's latest collaboration, "TERRIBLE THINGS": a dance theater piece premiering at Performance Space 122, NYC 12/4-12/20. All brunch proceeds benefit this performance.

      Thanks for all of your support!

      Feast on local eats, coffee and cocktails
      Indulge in book lust and conversation with Nancy Pearl
      Luxuriate in the Cathedral-esque wonderland of the historic Packer School
      SNEAK-A-PEAK at Nancy's OBIE Award-winning daughter's new performance, featuring stories from Nancy's pre-action figure life!

      Saturday, November 21
      11:00 AM
      Packer Collegiate Institute
      170 Joralemon St
      Brooklyn, NY 11201-4396

      For more info:
      For tix:

    12. bug (superstar) 55 months ago | reply

      brilliant shot! i love it

    13. ShelbyatSUCCESS 31 months ago | reply

      Hi Laura,
      Love this! I've used this photo with credit on

      Goes live Oct. 15.


    14. 5 months ago | reply

      thank you so much, may use the photo in the Dallas library


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