Talking about Ivan Chew a.k.a Singapore's Rambling Librarian, I thought I would dedicate to him this poster which I lifted from somewhere else ages ago (so much for crediting sources!).
Conan the Librarian was born in a 1987 Mother Goose and Grimm cartoon before appearing in other spoofs including a segment in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's film UHF :
Now Librarians are the great unsung heroes of the book world, but as Ivan points out in this post and wear many hats ... although shushing people is not actually one of them! Instead you need to be everything from Event Manager to Customer Relations Executive to writer.
But inside every (note: I didn't say nerdy) librarian there is probably a alter ego struggling to get out. Ivan's blue haired guitar-playing Second Life incarnation says it all!
I'm looking forward to meeting him in First Life (a.k.a. "meat-space" at the Singapore Writer's Festival).
By the way, he isn't the only litblogger to hang out in Second Life, but I do tend to end up doing fairly predictable things!
But whichever incarnation I'm in there is a big part of me that regrets not having taken up that librarianship course when I was 18.