I never really got into DC comics as a kid. I was a Marvel girl. I totally would have shirked off the gritty streets of Gotham for the bright spandex of New York or San Francisco any day. That is, until I read Birds of Prey. I had to check it out because, hey, it was a group composed entirely of lady superheroes. Their leader, Barbara Gordon, is known as Oracle and is probably the most brilliant good-guy in the DC Universe. She is also a librarian! Story goes, Barbara used to be Batgirl until she was shot and paralyzed by the Joker. Though now in a wheelchair, she leads a team from behind her massive computer and gigantic brain. Basically, Barbara serves as the information hub for Gotham’s superhero elite. I personally like it when she wears a headset. Now that’s some nice techie-librarian styles.
Yes, ALA, Librarians ARE heroes every day! In fact, I believe more than one student has told me that before, and technically I’ve only been a librarian for about six months. And as Barbara Gordon teaches us, we can also be vigilantes and kick ass.