A new action figure of a frumpy librarian who moves her index finger to her lips with 'amazing push-button shushing action!' has librarians around the world raising their voices in protest." A public library director from Maine said in response to the bespectacled woman in a cardigan, long plain skirt and sensible shoes, "The shushing thing just put me right over the edge. It's so stereotypical, I could scream."
Bowen, Dorothy N., "The Image of Libraries and Librarians in Children's Literature" (2003). Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Paper 22.