I just loved this article in the Washington Times, reviewing Heidi Ardizzone’s new book “An Illuminated Life“, about librarian Belle de Costa Greene, curator of J.P. Morgan’s massive personal (now public) library. Given all the hype lately (does it count as “hype” if it’s just within the library community?…) about librarian stereotypes and images, this article does a great job of actually talking about the professional side of this intriguing woman’s life. The book is not getting great reviews in general, but I definitely want to learn more about this woman, who proved a long time ago that librarians can actually have (gasp) lives.

I think she may be new my idol… 🙂

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