What Kind of Librarian Are You?

Love the library so much that you’ve dreamed of working there? We’re not surprised to hear it. However, before you run off to get your masters of library science, take this quiz and discover your inner librarian.

Seattle Public Library
On Jun 27, 2014

Pick a cocktail:

If you were a Dewey Decimal number, what would you be?

Pick a cat:

Which event would you be most likely to attend?

Pick a gluten-free snack:

It’s a rainy Saturday night. What movie do you want to watch?

What’s your favorite NW musical act?

Pick a Banned Book:

History/Genealogy Librarian

History/Genealogy Librarian

You’ve been described as a “pit bull” because you’re tenacious in the pursuit of answers. For you, no mystery can remain unsolved, and you know exactly how many of your ancestors were royalty. You can be a little intense, but this is balanced by your great hair and penchant for reading romance novels. Your favorite color is cerulean.

Readers' Advisory Librarian

Readers' Advisory Librarian

You are a champion conversationalist with the ability to get even the most introverted talking excitedly about fictional characters and the beauty of a single sentence. Some say you’re super intuitive; others wonder if you’ve read everything. People envy your boot collection and your home bookshelves. Your favorite color combination is crimson and Dorian Gray.

Teen Librarian

Teen Librarian

You are charming, youthful, and probably incredibly good-looking. You are not afraid of new technology, and you celebrate your own geekdom. Your biggest problem is that your supervisors sometimes forget that you’re not actually a teenager yourself. You are secretly a ninja. Everyone is jealous of your fashion sense. Your favorite color is orange.

Selection Librarian

Selection Librarian

Nobody is really sure what you do, and that’s OK. You select the books, CDs, DVDs, and ebooks for the Library’s collection. You see all the new titles and your for-later reading list is far longer than you’ll ever actually read. You make hundreds of decisions each day but can’t pick your favorite color. Today it’s blue, but it might change tomorrow.

Cataloger

Cataloger

You are quirky and detail oriented – or so your coworkers think. You have the best glasses and although you scoff at style trends, you are secretly pleased that musicians in Seattle dress like you. Your favorite color is Pantone (PMS) 2612.

Music & Arts Librarian

Music & Arts Librarian

Some people might think you’re a little bit snooty, but they are just intimidated by your beautiful scarves and encyclopedic knowledge of mid-20th century musicals. You probably have an extra Master’s degree lying around someplace, and you’re great at picking out wine. You won a car on The Wheel of Fortune but sold it and bought a new bike. Your favorite color is aubergine.

Virtual Librarian

Virtual Librarian

People don’t always realize you exist; it’s like you’re doing some sort of magic making sure that they can get answers to life’s toughest questions at all hours of the day and night. You are tuned in to politics, pop culture, science, art and more. Your friends fight to have you on their bar trivia team, and it’s not just because you’re so good-looking. Your favorite color is the color of the sky you rarely see.

Children's Librarian

Children's Librarian

You are patient and creative, with a wicked sense of humor that catches people off guard. You know that enthusiasm is 98 percent of showmanship, a trick you learned from weekend nights at your favorite karaoke bar – and that serves you well during your 12 story times each week. You have a brilliant smile and the best tattoos of any librarian. Your favorite color is yellow.