Librarians! Are You A Book Whisperer, A Truth Wizard, Or an Information Goddess?

by Roz Warren

Library work has changed a lot over the years. Should our job title change with it?  A group of librarians I know recently put their heads together and came up with this (not entirely serious) Top Twenty Suggested Replacements for the word “librarian.”

Book Whisperer

Information Sherpa


Distiller of Truth 

Information Goddess

Book Herder

Archives Valet

Patterson Slinger

Curiosity Detective 

Truth Wizard

Info Ninja



Information Activist 

Ignorance Slayer

Curiosity Concierge

Materials Shepherd

Any suggested additions to this list? Please share them in the Comments section. 

(Roz Warren,  who writes for everyone from the New York Times to the Funny Times, is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library, both of which you should buy immediately.)