The Librarian

I feel I have to comment on this given my profession. For those of you who are not addicted to tv, I am talking about The Librarian with Noah Wyle that was on TNT last night. I admit that I only watched the first 30 minutes or so and then decided that I was not in the mood for over dramatic stereotypes. I have read some reviews by other librarians and they either liked the tongue in cheek or thought it was crap. I am going to watch it all of the way through before I make my final judgment, but let us get one thing straight. The character is not a librarian at all, he is an archivist, which is very different AND I doubt that any of his 22 degrees are in Library Science. Archivists also have to pass a test and take special classes to be certified, usually in addition to an MLS.

At least they got one thing straight, librarianship is the profession of the over educated.

3 thoughts on “The Librarian

  • December 6, 2004 at 1:30 pm
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    Don’t you think that if he had 22 degrees that at least one of them might have been in library sciences. After all, it can’t be that hard to get. 😉

    Mr. R

  • December 6, 2004 at 3:11 pm
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    Just because you are a rocket scientist does not mean you can be snarky to librarians.

  • December 28, 2004 at 10:36 pm
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    Thank you. I’m an archivist and when I read the plot summary, I went ballistic. Given the fact that its the title of the movie, they could have at least gotten the job title correct.

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