What do you call a group of librarians?
It all started Friday morning with an innocent query to ExLibris by Columbia University Rare Books Librarian Jane Rodgers Siegel, whose husband had asked her what a group of librarians is called (you know, like a pride of lions). His own guess was "a quire of librarians." But that was just the beginning. The suggestions poured in over the course of the day. I include some of them here, with their contributors:
- shush of librarians (Robert Beasecker) ... or "a shoosh of librarians," which is, as Ashley Large noted, the 'official' Uncylopedia term.
- gathering of librarians (C.J. Scheiner, Martin Howley)
- fascicle of librarians (Eric White) ... someone later suggested this should only apply to serials librarians, while Jay Dillon added it might be used for temps.
- google of librarians (Eric White)
- sammelband of librarians (Eric White)
- collation of librarians (Fred Schreiber)
- bibliogeekerie of librarians (Merfyn Jones)
- classification of librarians (Steve Mauer)
- catalogue of librarians (Eric White)
- stack of librarians (Jane Wickenden)
- spectacle of librarians (David Anderson)
Edward Hoyenski, admitting "yes, I've had caffeine," suggested "a cutter of librarians," "a press of rare book librarians," "a subscription of serials librarians," "a search of reference librarians," and "a catalog of catalogers."