Someone borrowing my computer today saw the trading card that came with the librarian action figure and asked me when I was going to have my own card. I said first I’d have to figure out what to put on it. He then played with my action figure for about ten minutes.
Why not have librarian trading cards? That’d be a fun way to boost the profession. Then we’d need librarian gum to sell them with. (Oh, the irony.) Maybe gum erasers. Who’d be on your top ten list to see on librarian trading cards?
Here’s who would be in my deck:
- Barbara Semonche, the world famous news librarian
- Kee Malesky of National Public Radio
- The World’s Strongest Librarian, who should be the next action figure (No, really, there is one. I have his business card. Only I heard he’s retired.)
- Ellie Briscoe–do you have any idea what kind of integrity the librarians at National Geographic have to have?
- No set would be complete without John Cronin, a real ambassador for the profession
- Susan Barribeau
- Dr. Sandra Parker
- Polly Bing
- Victoria Horst
- … ? Let me think … It’s not that I’m out of names … I just need to think who’d be good for this deck …
I can imagine a game like Magic with librarian cards. (“Oh no! Not a fireball!” “Wah ha ha ha! You’ve lost your Book of Kells!” “Not so fast! I’ve got a preservation librarian!”)
Addendum 2/21: Duh … Sandy Berman.
Addedum 4/15: Double duh … Gary Price and the World’s Strongest Librarian