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Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians

Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Joe Hardenbrook

I love seeing how the public and the media portray librarians. Whether it’s theshushing/conservative stereotype, “naughty librarian” stereotype, under-appreciated & over-worked public servant (this one is NSFW-but one of my faves!), dealing with inept patrons, or even ones that combine the brainy stereotype with sexiness - I eat it up. I wonder if accountants or architects feel the same way when they see their field portrayed?

Entering Pop Culture

So, how do we know when librarians have hit the big time? Lego has introduced a Lego Librarian – part of its minifigures series line. This line of minifigures is an eclectic group. Series #10, which the librarian belongs to, also includes awarrior woman, sad clown, and a paintball player among others. In fact, the librarian is the only viable career option in the set! How cool is that?

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So besides the official Lego Librarian version and my knock-off, how might we portray other librarians in Lego form? Or what other ways are we perceived by peers or the public? I decided to take a stab at it and had a bit of fun. Maybe you even know a few of these. So here’s my satirical take. What would you add?

Karen du Toit's insight:

A bit of fun playing with librarian stereotypes!

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Lena Kaufmann's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:23 AM

The official Lego librarian and about 30 variations the author built ! Fun !

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Libraries in Brimbank have a constructive program

Libraries in Brimbank have a constructive program | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Brimbank libraries have a range of children programs available to encourage social interaction, learning and fun with the Lego Club being one of them.

Aimed at children aged 7-12 years who would like to build and display their Lego works in the library, the free club runs weekly at the Sunshine and Sydenham libraries.

Karen du Toit's insight:

Great idea!

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