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List of Famous Librarians

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List of famous librarians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top librarians in the world? This includes the most prominent librarians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable librarians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic librarians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned librarians.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Mao Zedong and Benjamin Franklin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known librarians to the lesser known librarians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the librarian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous librarians ever?" and "What are the names of famous librarians?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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