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What’s In a Name? Everything! January 30, 2007

Posted by sharynheili in Uncategorized.


Are there other names for our profession that are “sexier” or more exciting than “Librarian”? You decide. Here are some suggestions from David Rothman’s poll.

1. Bibliodominatrix
2. Information Alchemist
3. Indagatrix (Latin, f. investigator, explorer)
4. InfoWarrior
5. Imperious Knight of the High Knowledge
6. Information Goddess (/God)
7. Knowledge Hacker
8. BookWench (/BookWretch)
9. Faithful of Wiborada (the librarian)
10. Circle of Wiborada (librarians) (Wiborada is the patron saint of the librarians.)
11. Chosen of the Information Matrix
12. Infomagineer
13.Ā Information Guru (via Stephen Abram)

Sharyn, a Librarian



1. Terry Dawson - January 31, 2007

While Wiborada is a pretty cool name, I had always heard that St. Jerome is the patron saint of librarians. Indeed, your source (http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm) does not list any patronage for Wiborada, but lists: “Catherine of Alexandria, Jerome, Lawrence” as our patrons.

OK, I’m a reference nitnoid. But I do like the name Wiborada; it sounds like Wikipedia…

2. chrisfiore5 - February 3, 2007

hello sharyn, just dropped by to check out the latest entry in your blog… wish I could think of something profound but all I can come up with is the Dewey Decimal System which would give you D.D.S.in information but that could be read as disinformation, which wouldn’t be appropriate. hmmm, let me revisit that one… peace.

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