Saturday, September 12, 2009

Librarians are Heroes :: Batgirl

Back in 2004 the American Librarian Association started a campaign to promote not only libraries, but also to recognize the job librarians do in their comunities. Under the slogan "Librarians are heroes every day" the A.L.A. launched their campaign starring none other than our favorite redhead librarian: Barbara Gordon, also known as Batgirl!

The campaign included posters and bookmarks with beautiful art by Gene Ha featuring Barbara Gordon as a librarian while her reflection on a glass showed Batgirl. The idea is for libraries to display the posters and distribute the bookmarks to create awareness. This is how the A.L.A. describes the products: "Highlight the super powers at your library with this exclusive poster and bookmark. Original artwork provided by Gene Ha in cooperation with DC Comics."

And this is how the American Librarian Association describes our redhead: "Gifted Barbara Gordon works at Gotham Public Library during the day then takes to Gotham City’s crime-ridden streets as Batgirl at night. As a crimefighter, information is Barbara’s true weapon. Her near-perfect memory and never-ending energy make her a critical ally of Batman and all crimefighters." So now you know boys and girls... "Librarians are heroes every day!"

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