famous librarians

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.
—  Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Hi!

I‘m currently working on a project about the representation of librarians and libraries in science-fiction, fantasy, manga and anime. I’ve already made a list of some characters like Irma Pince, the librarian of Unseen University, the alien library in H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Out of Time, etc.

Do you know famous fictional librarians and libraries in science-fiction / fantasy novels or movies, anime and manga?

Any suggestions would be welcome :)

“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

—  Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
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“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” 

― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

cnn.com
Librarians: Masters of the info universe

CNN honors National Library Week by posting an appreciative article about librarians and what they do for us. It includes some unique information such as the fact that former First Lady Laura Bush, Casanova, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover were all librarians; George Lucas owns a research library on Skywalker Ranch; and how awesome and important librarians are. 

Snaps for librarians!

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.