31 December 2005


Would you believe that The Librarian: Quest for the Spear was the top-rated cable movie in 2004? Did you see it? In case you didn't, Noah Wylie (who played Dr. John Carter on the television show ER), plays a pseudo-librarian (he has 22 degrees, but none are a MLS) who is hired as an archivist at the Metropolitan Library (read New York Public) and discovers all sorts of treasures in the basement. He goes off on a quest a la Indiana Jones. Well, at least he was cute, heterosexual, and a hero.

To appear in mid to late 2006, the next installment is called The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines. He's supposed to co-star with an archaeologist (Stephen Abram, take note--Abram and I were both Anthropology majors as undergrads). Should be at least interesting.

Sources: Ruth Kneale in Spectacles: How Pop Culture Sees Librarians, MLS: Marketing Library Services 20(1):7, January-February 2006.

The Librarian 1 website: http://www.filmmonthly.com/Video/Articles/The Librarian/TheLibrarian.html.
The Librarian 2 website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455596/

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