Librarians in Politics

Famous Librarians

Librarians & Writing

Children's and YA Writers who have been Librarians

Media Representations

of Librarians

Librarians in Comics

Librarians in Cartoons

Librarians in Movies

Bat Girl Was a Librarian

Actors as Librarians



What do Mao Tse-Tung and J. Edgar Hoover have in common? How about Karl Marx and Batgirl? Or Giles from Buffy and Laura Bush? How about the Brothers Grimm and Benjamin Franklin?

They were all librarians at one time.

As can be seen from the above list, many political thinkers have been librarians. And why not, when the library houses the collected wisdom of previous generations, waiting for a radical upstart to digest what was and to create something new?

Librarianship is also a popular path to becoming a writer. Writers such as Annette Curtis Klause, Madeleine L'Engle, and Andre Norton also worked as librarians.

Librarians in the media are portrayed as keepers of secrets, people with hidden depths and possessors of hidden knowledge. They're also able to kick your ass.

Is it any wonder that you want to be a librarian too?