In honor of National Library Week we thought we’d help dispel the pop culture stereotype of librarians being elderly women shushing kids. Instead, we've rounded up some awesome, real-life, librarians and library workers to follow on Twitter. Hopefully in the process we’ll also convert Leslie Knope into loving libraries like we do.
In no particular order, here are 19 librarians to follow on Twitter:
Sure, it's 4 am, but the Lin-Manuel Miranda episode of Another Round just dropped.
— Cecily Walker (@skeskali) March 8, 2016
"Oh you need help finding a book? Right this way, sir!" pic.twitter.com/5ErhToQr9k
— Leah White (@leahlibrarian) December 11, 2015
— Megan McArdle (@megmcardle) December 11, 2015
just told a patron his library card was revoked because he made fun of Dirty Dancing
— Leila Roy (@bkshelvesofdoom) December 9, 2015
"How do you keep your voice all at that level? ... You sound like summer." - memorable patron compliment of the day
— Melissa Morrone (@InfAgit) March 3, 2016
Kid: "Why does the world hate me?"
Me: "What's wrong?"
Kid: "All the Pokemon books are out."
It's a cruel world, kid. #librarylife
— Rita Meade (@ScrewyDecimal) March 2, 2016
— Robin Bradford (@Tuphlos) March 8, 2016
That awkward moment when a speaker at library conference talks about visiting only bookstores when wanting to find a book :-/
— Librarianry (@LibrarianRy) March 8, 2016
When you realize that the book you put on hold at 7am is already on the holdshelf but the library has been closed since five. #superuserfail
— Jessica Pryde (@jessisreading) March 6, 2016
— Ricci Yuhico (@HeyLibrarianGal) March 2, 2016
Visiting West New Brighton Library today -- the YA librarian there is experimenting with Makey-Makeys! pic.twitter.com/jaNmK6YAJ6
— Gretchen Kolderup (@librarified) March 4, 2016
— London Librarian (@LDN_Librarian) March 3, 2016
I see that somebody let the librarians read that Marie Kondo book again. https://t.co/LFpjy916Ol
— Laura Koenig (@2nickels) March 7, 2016
I'm beginning to suspect that I'm a public librn in academic librn skin. Interesting.
— April Hathcock (@AprilHathcock) February 25, 2016
Hello. I'm Julia & I'm a librarian in the Boston area. I recently was the person who made the tech work in an academic lib #libleadgender
— Julia (@sparkymonster) March 10, 2016
Guess what is coming to the library tomorrow as a permanent exhibit? GIANT LEGOS.
— N.V. Binder (@nvbinder) March 10, 2016
Little G: "You know that book where Darth gives Luke Skywalker an ice cream and it's like nice Star Wars?" @ChronicleBooks
— Anna M (@helgagrace) March 9, 2016
A teacher at my school sent me this & it totally made my day ☺️❤️ pic.twitter.com/0TQDENK2eh
— School Librarian (@TiffanyE) February 26, 2016
For you Princess Bride fans out there, a MG novel along the same lines - The Magic Mirror by Susan Hill Long: https://t.co/k6xFvHhkbw
— Betsy Bird (@FuseEight) February 22, 2016
Please share those you follow with us at @QuirkBooks!