Overdue Acknowledgment: 'Coolest Librarians Alive'

Most librarians "are probably cooler than you," Flavorwire observed in selecting "10 of the coolest librarians alive." Reader feedback quickly inspired an additional list of "10 more of the coolest librarians alive."

"After all, their job is to wrangle books, attract readers, and then get the two together--one of our own favorite activities," Flavorwire noted. "Though for many years, the librarian stereotype was a severe old lady who couldn't stand excessive noise, the mold has changed.... Now, many librarians are punk-rock agents of social change, complete with tattoos, tech savvy, and new ideas to get books to the people."

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