Image of Libraries in Popular Culture


Austin, David. Why are Librarians So Sexy? [online]. Available at:

Bergson, Steven M. Librarians in Comics: Sources. [online]. Available at:

Conan the Librarian

[online.] Available at: angus/OtherWorlds/Fantasy/ notes/Conan14.html

Furnival,Rita. Conan the Librarian. [online.] Available at:

Conan the Librarian by Rita Furnival

You can't mistake his fearsome stamp
this bibliophile marauder
he keeps a list of victims
in alphabetical order.
He silences the masses
with a steely withering glare
and terrorizes children
with "You can't do that in there!"
He has a place for everything

and everything in its place
but if he doesn't like your features
he will rearrange your face.
His enquiring mind extracts
the information he desires

too bad if his methods
result in heavenly choirs.
He's never read a book
but he knows where they should go -
all standing to attention
like an army, row on row.
A frightened hush pervades the shelves
and borrowers
there are few -
they simply dread those fatal words

"I'm afraid you're overdue!"

Gunn, James. Libraries in Science Fiction. [online]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. Available at: ~sfcenter/library.htm

Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc., Producer. The Librarian. 1947 Producer: Sponsor: Vocational Guidance Films, Inc. Shows the work of different library personnel. Download at from the "movies" page.

Instant Prestige for the Lazy and Dumb Amongst Us from Conan the Librarian. [online.] Available at:

Lester, Dan. 2000. The Image of Librarians in Pornography. [online]. Boise, ID: River of Data. Available at: http://www.

Mach, Michelle. Job Title Generator for Library and Information Science Professionals. [online.] Available at:

New Yorker Cartoons Featuring Libraries and Librarians.

Plourde, Denise. 2001. Library Cartoons: An Annontated Bibliography. [online]. Available at: ~dplourde/cartoons/index.html

Strecker, Candi. 1996. Sex in the Stacks: Librarian Porn Novel Reviews. [online]. Chip's Closet Cleaner no. 13 Available at: library. html


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