Librarians in Pop Culture

The stereotypical librarian is ubiquitous in pop culture. We have all seen the old maid, prim, slightly older woman with her hair in a bun shushing people in television, movies, advertisements and books. As a librarian I sometimes find these funny and sometimes not, depending upon the context in which they are shown.  This page contains images of librarians some of which are flattering and some not. I do want to take a moment to defend Marion the Librarian from the film The Music Man. As an icon, she tends to be the one librarians mention as everything we are fighting against. However, Marion is a true defender of the first amendment and free speech. This is what the Library Bill of Rights is all about.

Give Marion a break.


Librarian Book Cart Competition at ALA

You Don't Look Like a Librarian
Companion page to Ruth Kneale's book.
 Shattering librarian stereotypes in the 21st Century!

Librarian Dress-Up page
Change a spinster to a Super-hero just by dragging and dropping!

Lego Librarians
Which one(s) are you?

My Favorite movies featuring Librarians or Libraries:

It's a Wonderful Life
Wings of Desire (1987)
Shawshank Redemption
Party Girl
Desk Set
Beauty and the Beast
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Girl Who Couldn't Lose
Music Man
Because of Winn Dixie
Major League
Agnes and his Brothers

For an incredibly comprehensive list of Library movies go to the
Librarians in the movies filmography page

Also see the Hollywood Librarian

Did you hear the one about...
Librarian Jokes

And even more
 Librarian Jokes


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Page Updated on September 12, 2013