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1 The Role of the Librarian in the Sci Fi Fantasy Genre and

2 The Positive Image Female Married Attractive High status Customer service oriented

3 The Negative Image Hair in bun Glasses Sensible shoes Antisocial Rude to patrons

4 Role of the Librarian The Role of the Librarian A major role is positive 44% of the time A minor role is negative 37% of the time An in passing role is neutral 19% of the time

5 Henry from The Time Traveler’s Wife Is afraid of being unaccepted His coworkers support him throughout his life Keeps returning to the library since it’s important to him Finds love at the library when he meets his wife there

6 Lirael from The Old Kingdom The 2 nd Assistant Librarian Intelligent Adventurous Knowledge is dangerous Librarians have swords

7 Charmain from House of Many Ways Examples of cataloging Different material types Knows nothing practical Not passive in personality Stick thin Hair in bun Wears glasses Great lover of books Positive TraitsNegative Traits

8 Resource s Background images from Movie and Book Images from Google Images: 1, 2, 3.Google Images123 Jones, D. W. (2009). House of Many Ways. New York: Greenwillow Books. Myers, M. J. (1998). Images of Librarians in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Including an Annotated List. Retrieved October 19, 2009, from Niffenegger, A. (2004). The Time Traveler's Wife. Boston: Mariner Books. Nix, G. (2002). Lirael. New York: HarperTrophy. Amanda Goodman 2009


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