I’ve been trying to think of famous librarians, but nearly everyone I think of is fictional.
There were plenty of librarians in Umberto Eco’s hunkless (according to my wife, but I know she’s right) and monk-laden romp The Name of The Rose, and there was the guy with the rubber stamp in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Donna Reed played a spinster librarian in It’s A Wonderful Life–he sure was disappointed to find out what had happened to her.
Borges wrote plenty of short pieces mentioning libraries.
That ER guy made some movies called The Librarian that look so horrible that I haven’t ever watched them. Please tell me if I’m wrong.
Dewey, of course, from Dewey Decimal fame.
And I wouldn’t have known this if I hadn’t read O Jerusalem, but Golda Meier worked as a librarian before becoming Prime Minister.
Betty from Scooby Doo looked like she was probably going to library school.
I am purposefully going to stop there because I was determined to do this off the top of my head. So I haven’t gone and looked any more infamous librarians up, fictional or otherwise.
I am going to challenge you to do the same. Try and name as many as you can without resorting to Google for a while. I’ll try too.