No more shushing! Librarians try to rebrand themselves, ridiculously.

Here’s a fun Opinion Journal Piece in which the author, Mark Laswell, covers action figures (Which hkhill reminds us is now available at, the PATRIOT act, CIPA and Cuba.

If you assumed that librarians as a group would feel flattered, or at least amused, by the prospect of being elevated to action-hero status, then your library card must have expired long ago. Their view of the vocation has changed a tad since the days when Laura Bush was reshelving books. News last month of the impending immortalization in molded plastic set off a torrent of complaints from librarians who were irate about being depicted as shushers. As one explained unhappily to the Associated Press: “We’re so not like that anymore.”