The WPA's horseback librarians

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/11/reading-is-power-2.html

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#2

Sometimes, they would have to finish their travels on foot if their destination was in a place too remote and tough for horses to go.

Clearly a job for bad asses only.

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#3

Aren’t most librarians bad asses anyway?

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#5

Imagine this country sponsoring a project like this today?

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#6

In the display cabinet at one of the libraries I frequent…

Librarians are indeed Bad Ass!

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#7

MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE IDEA: A western in the spirit of True Grit but instead of a young woman hunting down the man who killed her father it’s about a librarian hot on the heels of a scofflaw with an overdue copy of Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

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#8

They should just do a movie of Rex Libris!

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#9

Or Conan the Librarian

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#10

Yes! Librarians who have keep shotguns behind the desk!

I’m convinced that the author/artist worked at either Toronto Reference Library, or may U. of T. Robarts Library (aka “Fort Book” in my day)

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#11

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#12

But…but…SOCIALISM!

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#14

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#16

Okay it is a repeat, but different contributor and it has been a year. I am okay with that.

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#17

We used to have an actual position called “Book Collector”; they would go to people’s houses to retrieve long overdue items.

The good old days, when all a Librarian had to do was look disapprovingly over her glasses and strong men would tremble. I miss those days.

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#18

Yes:

Hell yes:

(ETA: This was a poster, I think, but I cannot find a high res version with the caption at the bottom, “Librarians are heroes everyday.” Here’s a low-res version:

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#19

“I love uneducated people!” - Donald Trump
So, not likely.

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#20

Even more so when they wear library cammo, as in Jasper Fforde’s “Thursday Next” novels.

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