Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcome Aboard, Historigal

We were introduced to Historigal in a blog post a couple months ago.  Well, I'm pleased to announce that Historigal has joined my Library's circulation staff.  That means she will get paid to work here, instead of just earning internship credits.  Sweet deal.

I'd post her photo here, only we don't actually have one.  So I'll do the next best thing.

Librarian as Super-Heroine

(Actually, this is Mary Marvel, a fictional character created by Otto Binder and Marc Swayze and originally published by Fawcett Comics.  The character is now owned by DC Comics.  Mary was associated with Captain Marvel and first appeared in 1942 in issue #18 of Captain Marvel Adventures.  Her alter ego was Mary Batson [Bromfield], twin sister of Billy Batson, Captain Marvel's alter ego.  Both Billy and Mary possessed the superpowers of Shazam, a wizard whose name they spoke to gain these abilities and become magically transformed into adulthood [a typical fantasy of young readers].  Gomer Pyle [played by actor Jim Nabors] also frequently spoke Shazam's name [as an exclamation of surprise] in the television programs The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.)

Librarians are truly super-heroes (and -heroines), what with all the information saturation out there in cyberspace and even the physical, "real" world.  This theme was explored in This Book is Overdue:  How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson (Harper, 1st ed., 2010).

Naturally, we have a book trailer.

Please welcome Historigal to the MPL Library Staff.  Ask her a tough reference question.  Better make it extra tough; she's pretty sharp.

Nice to Have Another Human Servant Colleague,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S.  Scowl-Face once sat about six rows behind Huey Lewis on a commercial flight (coach) from Missoula, Montana to Pensacola, Florida, by way of Salt Lake City and Dallas.  Since we're talking about working, why not enjoy "Workin' for a Livin'," by Huey Lewis and the News, from the LP Picture This (1982).

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