Action librarian

I had a hearty laugh at this action figure I found while browsing the Internet the other day. The "shushing librarian" is available in a basic or superior model, and it's based on a real life person. Contrary to the popular stereotype, there are many librarians who allow you to chat in your library, as long as you don't disturb other users. In all my years working in libraries (not that many actually, as most of my career has been as a researcher for strategy consultants), I've never met a librarian who insists on total silence. In fact, the only two libraries (in Manchester and London) I worked in before the International University of Monaco were managed by librarians who were very keen to encourage a lively working atmosphere.