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  The Librarian (Discworld)
The Librarian of the Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchett 's Discworld series of fantasy novels.
The Librarian first appeared in the second novel of the series, The Light Fantastic[?], in which he was transformed into an orangutan as a side-effect of a powerful magic spell.
The Librarian is known for his violent reaction whenever he hears anyone refer to him as a " monkey ".
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 Librarian - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Although librarians are traditionally associated with collections of books, they are experts in the organization and retrieval of information in any format.
Librarians can also be found in businesses, government departments, hospitals, law firms, museums, and other large organizations where academic research is performed or where large quantities of information are stored.
Librarians may also specialise their studies and qualifications within fields such as archiving and records management.
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 The Librarian (Discworld) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The origin of the Librarian may have come about because of a sketch in an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, where administrators are interviewing a gorilla named Mr.
The Art of Discworld confirms that the Librarian was indeed Dr. Horace Worblehat, and that his fears of turning back into human are baseless at most - although with a name like that, one could only surmise that he has a past that he doesn't want to go back to.
The Librarian also had a brief stint in the city watch during the reign of terror caused by the dragon of Ankh-Morpork, where he helps rescue Sam Vimes from the Patrician's cell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Librarian_%28Discworld%29   (679 words)

A librarian is a professional worker in a library.
Librarians can also be found at businesses, government departments, museums, and other large organizations where academic research is performed or that stores large quantities of information.
In the discworld book series by Terry Pratchett there is a librarian who has been magically turned into an orangutan, if you are looking for him; I suggest you check out The Librarian (Discworld).
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 Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newly released Discworld books regularly top The Sunday Times bestsellers list, with Pratchett being the UK 's best selling author in the 1990s, mainly on the strength of the Discworld (he has since been overtaken by J.K. Rowling).
Discworld novels have also won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
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 Encyclopedia: Reaper Man
Published in 1991, it is the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Death.
The Colour of Magic - Discworld - Discworld 2 - Discworld MUD - Discworld Noir - Thud The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel.
Discworld Noir is a computer game and a video game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Reaper-Man   (2130 words)

 Librarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Librarians can also be found at businesses, government departments, hospitals, law firms, museums, and other largeorganizations where academic research is performed or that store large quantities of information.
It is usual for a librarian to have a one- or two-year master'sdegree in library science or information science (called an MLS, MIS, MLIS or MILS) from an accredited university.
Experienced librarians may be promoted to administrative positions such as the library director, or the director of a groupof libraries.
www.therfcc.org /librarian-15872.html   (432 words)

 Discworld Role Playing Pubcrawl
At the time of this pubcrawl's performance (27 April 1995), the first fifteen Discworld novels, up to and including Men at Arms, had been published in paperback, and the assumption made is that these are the novels participants have read.
Librarian You have got used by now to the fact that the University Librarian is an ape, and your desire to shoot him has been pushed as far underground as the depth of your mind allows.
THE LIBRARIAN An Orang-Utan and Wizard, Librarian of the Unseen University Character Formerly a gentle and retiring University Librarian, given a new lease of life some years ago by your unexpected transformation into an orang-utan in a freak magical accident.
www.niddle.net /dougsoc/discworld.html   (12713 words)

 Librarian - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Librarians can also be found at businesses, government departments, hospitals, law firms, museums, and other large organizations where academic research is performed or that store large quantities of information.
It is usual for a librarian to have an MLS (Master of Library Science) degree from an accredited university.
Jerome is the patron saint of librarians and translators.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Librarian   (380 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Sourcery (Discworld 5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
His only allies are the wise and good Librarian (who happens to be an orangutan), the beautiful yet deadly thief Conina (daughter of Cohen the Barbarian), and Nigel, the skinniest hero on the Discworld whose only heroic wisdom comes from a ghost-written book by Cohen the aforementioned Barbarian.
The entire future of Discworld is at stake as it teeters on the brink of the Apocralypse.
Rincewind, the bumbling and cowardly wizard of previous Discworld books, is back to face his most daunting challenge yet as he is commanded by the Archchancellor's magic hat to vanquish sorcery and save Discworld.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0061020672?v=glance   (2519 words)

 You don't look like a librarian!
Ask any person in the street what image comes to mind when they think of a librarian, and inevitably they'll say an older woman, with her hair in a tight bun, wearing glasses, a cardigan, and sensible (meaning ugly) shoes.
Otherwise that person is not a librarian, no matter what title a misinformed employer may give that person." She then declined to complete the survey, apparently because I'd asked this question.
A common perception of the public's is that "anyone who works in a library is a librarian", and often people don't think (or are surprised to find) that we need advanced degrees to do what we do.
www.librarian-image.net /perc.html   (3187 words)

 Who's Who: The Librarian
The librarian of the Unseen University has a propensity for bananas and sleeps in a box under the desk in the centre of the library.
The Librarian is one of the most popular characters from the Discworld.
This is despite his role as part of the supporting cast, but then one of the features of the series is the success of the minor characters: the members of the Faculty, the beggars, the Death of Rats, for example.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /whoswho_librarian.php   (456 words)

 The Discworld Convention 1996 : Merchandising
The design shows the Librarian enjoying a well earned rest and a quick game of Cripple Mr Onion in a hammock and holding a nice refreshing Banananana drink.
It features the Convention's logo (Librarian in the hammock) and holds half a pint of coffee.
B and W design of the Librarian inside an elephant costume.
www.ie.lspace.org /fandom/cons/dwcon96/merchandising.html   (468 words)

 Discworld Monthly - Issue 16
We recently received a very early copy of the new Discworld GURPS roleplaying game from Steve Jackson Games, although presumably the finished product will have the pictures in it and won't be on photocopied paper.
The Discworld is a fictional place and therefore anything can happen (would you seriously accept that a rather large skeleton who's good with a scythe is really called "Bill Door"?) but it's this fiction that enables it to be used as a vehicle to show us what a crazy world we happen to live in.
The only direct contradiction to Discworld principles is that the cold mountain air supposedly makes trolls less intelligent whereas in "Men At Arms", the exact reverse is true.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /dwm0016.php   (4178 words)

 WomenGamers.Com - Because Women DO Play   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
For the rest of you, it's a pun on Film Noir, combined with a word from the Librarian's language, who just happens to be an orangutan.
I think the publishers were banking on the fact that the Discworld Fans would buy it regardless.
I found it a tad easy, and therefore made it slightly too short, as with previous Discworld Games, Act 1,2 and 3 were of a decent length, followed by a truncated 4th Act.
www.womengamers.com /revprev/adv/discworldnoir.html   (828 words)

 Discworld Annotations and Observations on the Music CD's.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Discworld has it's fair share of music, both in the books, and real life.
There have been Two CD's of Discworld related music released, (at least in the UK), and at least two songs inspired by lyrics from the books, as well as numerous Filks from the newsgroup Alt.Fan.Pratchett.
Entitled From The Discworld, it was a CD containing music mostly instrumental in nature, (although there are two songs on it).
books.detritus.co.uk /pratchett/annotations/music.shtml   (144 words)

 Ook...! The Official Fanlisting for the Librarian of the Unseen University
To the tfl approved fanlisting for the Librarian of the Unseen University from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
And yes, in case you hadn't noticed, the Librarian is, in fact, a large orangutang.
You must be a fan of the Librarian or the Discworld series.
www.geocities.com /cherry_scented_listings/librarian   (297 words)

 The Librarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Many attempts have been made to return the Librarian to his former status but he seems quite happy to stay the way he is.
As long as he gets his bananas, books are returned by the date due and no-one mentions the "M" word* he's quite happy to keep the library of Unseen University in good working order
Discworld™; and all associated characters are Copyright © Terry Pratchett.
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 Discworld Monthly - The free newsletter about Terry Pratchett and his Discworld novels.
Welcome to "Discworld Monthly" the free monthly on-line newsletter about the best selling author Terry Pratchett OBE and his Discworld and other novels.
The latest issue of Discworld Monthly was Issue 99 which was sent out on Wednesday 29th June 2005.
The organisers of the Australian Discworld Convention have decided to move the Convention to February 2007 (one of the reasons is to fit in better with Terry's plans to visit Australia)....
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk   (379 words)

 Discworld Oracle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Greebo is well known for having mated with half of Lancre's cat population, and being the father of the other half.
Making its initial appearance in the very first Discworld novel as Twoflower's faithful laundry carrier, the Luggage is basically a box on legs.
Not a box on legs you'd want to mess with though, as it has the uncomforting habit of biting off appendages from anyone it sees as a threat/an annoyance/a laugh.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Truth (Discworld S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Truth is Terry Pratchett's 25th novel about Discworld in general and the dirt-encrusted metropolis of Ankh-Morpork in particular--home of the sinister Patrician, the Unseen University of magicians and guilds for everything from Assassins to Thieves, taking in Clowns (but not mimes) along the way.
Pratchett just seems to keep getting better as he goes; this is one of the Discworld books that stand out from the other twenty-five in the series.
The 25th Discworld Novel, "The Truth" proves that the Discworld series is still going strong.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0552147680/ref=pd_sim_b_dp_2/026-0867960-0097232   (930 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Last Continent (Discworld Novels (Paperback))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Terry Pratchett's 22nd Discworld novel, The Last Continent, is a lighthearted tour of the fantasy land of Fourecks, a very Australian sort of place, with brief courses in theoretical physics and evolution thrown in for good measure.
Pratchett returns to his first Discworld protagonist, the inept and cowardly wizard Rincewind, who habitually runs into trouble as fast as he flees.
The reason for Rincewind's problem is not explained at any stage (why the librarian changes shape, why the wizards' presence in the past is causing the present to shift at random, why it doesn't rain, etc).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0061059072?v=glance   (2133 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Sourcery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
This is the 5th book in the Discworld series and the third in the subset with Rincewind as the main character (after "The Color of Magic" and "The Light Fantastic").
I am reading the Discworld series in order, and this was not as good as the previous book "Mort".
Along the way, we get introduced to the daughter of the greatest hero in Discworld's history, who just desperately wants to be a hairdresser but finds that some things are just in her blood.
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 Books: Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
With so much raw magic sloshing about the Library it would be surprising if accidents did not happen sometimes, and one particularly impressive one had turned him into an ape.
Since he was the only librarian in the universe who could pick up books with his feet the University hadn't pressed the point.
The Librarian is one of my favorite characters in Discworld.
www.klishis.com /Books/library/000250.html   (788 words)

 The Librarian (Discworld) - Wikipedia
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 Invisible Library Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Discworld Companion by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
Terry Pratchett and The Discworld Terry Pratchett fan page with lots of information about the author.
Discworld Monthly A monthly newsletter and much, much more about all thing Pratchett.
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 Definition of Discworld characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The major city of the Discworld, Ankh-Morpork, is the central location of many of the novels.
The Unseen University is the principal seat of magical learning on the Disc, mostly populated by the wizards.
Wallace Sonky, the inventer of the Discworld version of the Condom.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Discworld_characters   (1056 words)

 Discworld characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett is a comic fantasy work and includes a cast of several hundred characters.
Rincewind[?] the Wizzard (sic); after a lifetime of running away that has taken him to the far regions of the Disc, he is now the Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography
It uses material from the wikipedia article Discworld characters.
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