Day 174: Amazing Push-Button Shushing Action!

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.

  • khara koffel 8y

    Great shot, and happy last day!
  • Bao 8y

    haha, love the pose and specks! jane austen would love you...
  • Mickey Johnson 8y

    Hooray for the Nancy Pearl action figures! I love these toys. Very nice photo - great composition.
  • Randall Chancellor PRO 8y

    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.
  • tracey 8y

    Viva La Nancy Pearl! great picture, and congrats on your last day (for now)!
  • Scott Bassin PRO 8y

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

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • Valerie Hinojosa PRO 8y

    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!
  • Melanie Faith 8y

    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?
  • Laura Taylor 8y

    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...
  • valentino * 7y

    bella fotografia
  • rcg2104 6y

    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:
  • bug superstar 5y

    brilliant shot! i love it
  • Shelby Skrhak 3y

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

    Goes live Oct. 15.

  • 9mo

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

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