|The character of Conan the Librarian is a parody of Robert E. Howard's
immortal character, Conan the Barbarian. He first appeared in 1987 in a
skit performed by the library staff at the William Mitchell College of
Law talent show. (The author's name should be familiar to all first-year
law students.) He inhabits the mythical Information Age, where he is a
typical reference librarian. His world nevertheless bears some strange
similarities to our own.
The original "Adventures of Conan the Librarian" is not currently available
in electronic form. In the second tale, he journeys through lands and adventures
recognizable to many law librarians. His third adventure takes him down
the perilous Information Highway we all know and love.