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7.11 What librarian is charged with helping Buffy the Vampire Slayer fight gouls, zombies, and other creatures of the night?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

7.11 What librarian is charged with helping Buffy the Vampire Slayer fight gouls, zombies, and other creatures of the night?

Rubert Giles, a California high school librarian is "The Watcher",
the one chosen to identify and guide the single person per generation
who can slay vampires with impunity. He is Buffy's mentor, trainer,
and researcher. See, Christopher Brown-Syed's Cool Librarians of Fact
and Fiction page, http://www.lisp.wayne.edu/waycool.html .
The following quotes from Buffy The Vampire Slayer are courtesy of
Elisabeth Anne Riba, lis@netcom.com :

Willow: Uh, if you have sixth period free we could meet in the
library?

Buffy: Or not. Or we could meet someplace quieter. Louder. Uh, that
place just kinda gives me the wiggins.

Willow: Oh, it has that effect on most kids. I love it, though, it's
a
great collection, and the new librarian is really cool.

Buffy: He's new?

Willow: Yeah, he just started. He was a curator at some British
museum,
or, or The British Museum, I'm not sure. But he knows everything, and
he
brought all these historical volumes and biographies and am I the
single
dullest person alive?

Buffy: Not at all.
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Owen comes into the library and approaches them.

Buffy: Oh! (slides off the table) Owen! Hi!

Giles: (looks up at Owen) What do you want?

Owen: A book?

Giles: Oh!

Buffy: (to Giles) See, this is a school, and we have students, and
they
check out books, and then they learn things.

Giles: I was beginning to suspect that was a myth.
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Willow: Xander, we should go with Giles! He could get in trouble!

Xander: Oh, he's gone, uh, it's, he's gonna be alright. He's like
super
librarian, y'know? Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the
ultimate weapon.
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Giles: Mm. He thought it would behoove me to have more contact with
the
students. I did try to explain that my vocational choice of librarian
was a deliberate attempt to (draws a breath) minimize said contact,
but,
uh, he would have none of it.
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Ms. Calendar: Hmm. (to Buffy and Xander) You're here again? Kids
really
dig the library, don't cha?

Buffy: We're literary!

Xander: To read makes our speaking English good.

Buffy: We'll be going now. (grabs Xander and turns to leave)

Giles: Uh, w-we'll, uh, continue this conversation at another time.

Buffy: I think we're done. (they leave) (to Xander) Makes our
speaking
English is good?

Xander: I panicked, okay?

 

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