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I want to be a LIBRARIAN (updated!)

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Waaaay back in the early days of Awful Library Books we shared some wonderful examples of old timey librarian career books.  Back in 1960, this version of I Want To Be A Librarian! was published.  Thankfully, we have this newer edition!  I love this book for the simple text and pictures.  I do think that maybe 2003 will be too old for a picture book very soon.  As the technology changes, I want to see that reflected in the books.  Although I would love our librarian cover girl to rock a more modern hair cut, I am at least thrilled it is not a bun and she isn’t wearing glasses!

Going over our old librarian themed posts made me chuckle.


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7 Responses to I want to be a LIBRARIAN (updated!)

  • The last pic, “If they don’t know…”, wouldn’t a shelf of reference works or something be more appropriate than a globe?

    Having said that, it is good to see that some of these books get updated!

  • The answer is in Canada, apparently.

  • Apparently the answer is to be found somewhere in northern Quebec.

  • The answer? I think it’s somewhere in Russia. Good luck on your journey.

  • This 2003 book couldn’t already be THAT outdated- could it?

  • Actually, it looks like the answer is somewhere a bit south of Ottawa–if you look very closely at the globe, it’s possible to spot a blurry blue blob that’s probably the Lake Superior-Michigan-Huron complex west and slightly north of that pointing finger.

  • The previous entry about the librarians line dancing at ALA in Dallas is still my favorite!