Librarian is a librarian is a librarian

“Library Girl” illustration by Jennifer LaGarde. Click image for source information.

I’ve been thinking about names and titles lately, like when I took a look last week at librarians as title characters. And no surprise, almost all of those title characters are in the Class I and II categories, in which librarians are the protagonists or other major characters. But what about the librarians in the Class III and IV categories, films in which librarians play minor characters or blink-and-you’ll-miss-the-back-of-the-librarian’s-head kind of cameos?

A few of those roles do have character names (yay!) but the majority do not. At this point in my research, out of the 140 or so films listed in the Class III and IV categories:

  • 61 roles (46 female, 15 male) are credited simply as “Librarian
  • Almost 30 more (19 female, 10 male) are uncredited, earning no name at all 😦
  • A handful include “clerk” in the character names, such as:
  • A couple of films include the word “book” as a character descriptor:

And there are the less-so-flattering character titles, including (but most definitely not limited to):

A librarian by any other name…


5 comments on “Librarian is a librarian is a librarian

  1. fringster says:

    I like the “Reading Cheerleader” label.

  2. Phyllis Brown says:

    I just wish someone had checked Jennifer LaGarde’s work first. “Duchess” of Digital is misspelled.

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