Working in a library has me thinking about my favorite librarians in pop culture. Interestingly, they’re mostly women, which is true of the profession at large, though that’s changing slowly.
Here’s a sampling of my best loved librarians, and library-centered stories, music, and films:
1. Parker Posey as Mary in Party Girl
2. Garth Nix’s Lirael
3. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “Young Adult Friction”
4. Kelly Link, “Water off a Black Dog’s Back” in Stranger Than Fiction
5. Green Day, “At the Library”