Monday, December 16, 2013

What's In a Name?

What's in a name?  If you're a school library media specialist,  A LOT.

Previously called librarians, we now have many names, with little consensus.  While public schools have widely embraced the term "school library media specialist," there are still a lot of creative options circulating through the communities of librarianship.

I am here going to provide a running list of names for libraries and their facilitators, in no particular order.  If you know of any names that I haven't listed, please add it in the comments or contact me.  Enjoy and vote for your favorites!




Names for Librarians
librarian
teacher-librarian
librarian-teacher
media specialist
library media specialist
school library media specialist
bibliotech
infomancer
cybrarian
technopsychologist
technobehaviorist
inforarian
infomage
infowizard
computer fairy
human-computer liason
info master
information scientist
inquiry catalyst
inquiry guide
inquisitor
information learning specialist
digitarian

Names for Libraries
library
library media center
media center
school library media center
bibliotecha
learning commons
meeting commons
info commons
information commons
bookrarium
techrarium
mediararium
tech center
questioning center
infotopia
digitarium
digitorium


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