This paper explores cultural tropes portraying librarians as heroes and superheroes. In this work, the writer has drawn on social reproduction feminist theory to explain the appearance of this emerging librarian stereotype, as well as to help readers better understand the role of academic librarians in today’s underfunded and pandemic-ravaged neoliberal university.
King, R. (2021). I am Not a Badass: Against the Librarian-as-Superhero Stereotype. Urban Library Journal, 27 (2). Retrieved from https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ulj/vol27/iss2/4