Be a Librarian

Ever wonder what librarians do all day? From recommending great books to teaching people how to search to saving ancient relics, librarians do it all!

  • Library : An Unquiet History

    2003 by Matthew Battles

    A historical study of books and libraries, their preservation, and destruction. It looks at the U.S., Europe, and Asia, from medieval monasteries to the information highway of today.

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  • The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

    2016 by Joshua Hammer

    Ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts, along with other cultural relics, stored in Mali are threatened by Al Qaeda in 2012. A group of librarians undertake the dangerous mission of retrieving and relocating these valuable artifacts before it's too late.

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  • The Librarians. Season One.

    2016 by Christian Kane

    "The Library has chosen a new group to help safeguard magical cursed artifacts throughout time and around the world. An art historian, thief, mathematician, and a warrior are sent through the doorway to help bring back the others whom are protected by the Library from the evil recently released." (IMDb)

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  • The Book Thieves : The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

    2017 by Anders Rydell

    Recounts the systematic ransacking of Europe's libraries by the Nazis, and the current efforts by librarians to return these books to their rightful owners. It explores the ways stolen books were utilized to rewrite an alternative history aligned with Third Reich views.

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  • The Mummy

    1999 by Brendan Fraser

    "An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan, and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse" (IMDb)

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  • The Invisible Library

    2016 by Genevieve Cogman

    "As a Librarian, Irene spends her time traveling between worlds and acquiring books of power. When her supervisor pairs her with new recruit Kai and gives them orders to retrieve a Grimm manuscript from an alternate 19th-century London located in a 'chaos-infested' world anything can happen (and does)." (NoveList)

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  • Better Late Than Never

    2016 by Jenn McKinlay

    After 20 years, a book checked out to a murdered teacher is returned during Briar Creek Public Library's first overdue amnesty day. The director, Lindsey Norris, is shocked by its appearance since the killer was never found.

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  • Party Girl

    2003 by Parker Posey

    "Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk." (IMDb)

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  • The Strange Library

    2014 by Haruki Murakami

    "The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written." (Goodreads)

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  • The World's Strongest Librarian : A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

    2013 by Joshua Hanagarne

    "Traces the public librarian author's inspiring story as a Mormon youth with Tourette's Syndrome who after a sequence of radical and ineffective treatments overcame nightmarish tics through education, military service, and strength training." (NoveList)

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  • This Book Is Overdue! : How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

    2010 by Marilyn Johnson

    "A romp through the ranks of information professionals who organize our messy world and offer old-fashioned human help through the maze—author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians and discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners." (NoveList)

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