Ball pits are banned from library conventions, as librarians spend too much time arguing over whether the balls should be sorted by colour or left to occur at random in order to introduce a element of spontaneity into the user experience.
Nobody knows it, but your local public librarian has a secret smile, and they use it only for you.
Librarians will tell you that the titular character of the made-for-TV movie The Librarian, and its two sequels, is not actually a librarian. This hasn’t stopped them anxiously awaiting the announcement of the series’ fourth film.
Librarians are able to hear the heartbreaking sobs of books that were requested but never picked up.
[submitted by art librarian]
Librarians experience a profound sense of guilt when asking patrons to pay their fines - unless the patron tries to wriggle out of a single day’s overdue fee, in which cases librarians may become both supremely inflexible and unbearably smug.
Cataloguers do have a keen sense of humour. They can laugh for days over an improperly indexed book.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Librarian fact #730: Librarians work in paradise.
Australian librarians carry their young in pouches, and have venomous spurs on their hind feet capable of causing severe fines to patrons who don’t return recalled books.