This is a list of female librarians.

Name Description Birth Death Image
Ada Adler Danish classical scholar 1878-02-18 1946-12-28
Adelaide Hasse American librarian 1868-09-13 1953-07-07
Adelaide Underhill American academic librarian 1860 1936-04-24
Agnes Inglis American anarchist 1870-12-03 1952-01-30
Alia Muhammad Baker Iraqi librarian
Alice Dugged Cary African American educator and librarian 1859 1941-09-25
Alice Ethel Minchin Teacher, librarian - New Zealand 1889-11-05 1966-07-26
Alice Lougee Hagemeyer American librarian 1934
Alice Prochaska Curator, archivist, librarian, and university administrator - UK 1947-07-12
Alice S. Tyler American librarian and advocate 1859-04-27 1944-04-18
Alisz Goriupp Librarian, media historian and bibliographer from Hungary 1894-08-18 1979-02-04
Allie Beth Martin American librarian 1931-12-27 1976-04-11
Alma Dawson American librarianship scholar
Alma Smith Jacobs American librarian 1916-11-21 1997-12-18
Althea Warren American; director of the LA Public Library, president of the American Library Association 1866-12-18 1958-12-19
Amalia Kahana-Carmon Israeli writer 1926
Amelia Gayle Gorgas American librarian 1826-06-01 1913-01-03
Ana Rosa Nuñez Cuban writer 1926-07-11 1999-08-02
Ana Santos Aramburo Spanish librarian 1957-01-22
Anabel Torres Colombian writer 1948-12-26
Anita Coleman American librarian
Ann Allen Shockley American novelist and short-story writer 1927
Ann Hartness American librarian 1936-03-11
Ann Shumelda Okerson American librarian 1950
Ann Wolpert American librarian 1943-10-01 2013-10-02
Anna Harriet Heyer American librarian, musicologist and music educator 1909-08-30 2002-08-12
Anne Hart Canadian author specialising in biographies 1935-10-07
Anne Jarvis American academic and librarian 1962-07-31
Anne Spencer American poet 1882-02-06 1975-07-27
Annette Curtis Klause American writer and librarian 1953-06-23
Annette Lewis Phinazee American librarian 1920-07-23 1983-09-17
Annie Carroll Moore American writer 1871-07-12 1961-01-20
Annie Constance Tocker New Zealand librarian, Methodist deaconess, nurse, child welfare officer 1889 1980
Annie Maude Blackett New Zealand librarian 1889-07-30 1956-06-12
Arlene Mosel American children's librarian, educator, and writer 1921-08-27 1996
Audre Lorde American writer and activist 1934-02-18 1992-11-17
1992-11-11
Augusta Braxton Baker American librarian 1911-04-01 1998-02-23
Augusta Clark American politician 1932-03-05 2013-10-13
Aurora Díaz-Plaja i Contestí Spanish writer 1913-08-07 2003-12-08
Barbara Fister American writer 1954
Barbara Tillett American librarian 1946
Beatrice Doran Irish librarian
Beatrice Winser American librarian 1869-03-11 1947-09-14
Belle da Costa Greene American librarian 1883-12-13 1950-05-10
Berta Golob Slovene writer and poet 1932-08-09
Beryl May Dent British librarian and mathematical physicist 1900-05-10 1977-08-09
Bess Thomas Australian librarian 1892-03-14 1968-03-07
Bessie Boehm Moore American librarian 1902-08-02 1995-10-24
Betty Mary Goetting American women's rights activist 1897 1980
Brenda Rawnsley British art patron, military writer, educationist, librarian 1916-07-31 2007-07-25
Brooke E. Sheldon American librarian 1931-08-29 2013-02-11
Camila Alire American librarian, professor
Camilla Gryski Canadian writer
Camille Callison Indigenous librarian, archivist, academic, and cultural activist who is a member of the Tsesk­ iye (Crow) Clan of the Tahltan Nation
Carla Hayden American librarian, 14th Librarian of Congress 1952-08-10
Carol Kuhlthau American educator 1937-12-02
Caroline Hewins American librarian 1846-10-10 1926-11-04
Carolyn Harris American librarian 1948 1994
Catherine N. Norton American librarian 1941 2014-12-22
Catherine Reilly British bibliographer and anthologist 1925-04-04 2005-09-26
Celeste West American librarian 1942-11-24 2008-01-03
Charlemae Hill Rollins American librarian 1897-06-20 1979-02-03
Claire Huchet Bishop American children's writer 1899 1993-03-13
Clara Breed American librarian 1906-03-19 1994-09-08
Clara Stanton Jones American librarian 1913-05-14 2012-09-30
Clara Whitehill Hunt American librarian 1871 1958
Clare B. Dunkle American writer 1964-06-11
Claudia McNeil American actress 1917-08-13 1993-11-25
Constance Mabel Winchell American librarian 1896-11-02 1983-05-23
Cynthia Rylant American author of children's books and librarian 1954-06-06
Dale DeArmond American artist 1914-07-02 2006-11-21
Deanna B. Marcum American librarian 1946-08-05
Dina Abramowicz librarian at YIVO; Yiddish language expert 1909 2000
Dionne Mack American librarian 1973
Dolores Elizabeth “Lola” Chávez de Armijo American librarian 1858 1929
Dolors Lamarca i Morell Spanish librarian 1943-10-19
Doris Gates American children's writer, librarian 1901-11-26 1987-09-03
Dorothy B. Porter American librarian 1905-05-25 1995-12-17
Dorothy M. Crosland American librarian 1903-09-13 1983-03-24
Dorothy M. Reeder American librarian, Directrice of The American Library in Paris (1936-1941) 1902-06-21 1957-03-15
Dorothy Mary Neal White Librarian, writer - New Zealand 1915 1995-02-12
Edith Ditmas British archivist, historian, writer 1896 1986-02-28
Edith Guerrier American librarian 1870 1958
Effie Louise Power American librarian 1873-02-12 1969-10-08
Effie Morris 1921-04-20 2009-11-09
Eileen Colwell British librarian 1904-06-16 2002-09-17
Eintou Pearl Springer Trinidad and Tobago writer 1944-11-24
Elaine Didier American, director of Ford library and museum 1948-01-01
Elaine Svenonius American librarian 1933-01-09
Eleanor Estes American children's writer 1906-05-09 1988-07-15
Electra Collins Doren 1861 1927
Elena Dabija Moldovan librarian and activist
Eliza Atkins Gleason African American librarian 1909-12-15 2009-12-15
Elizabeth Futas American librarian 1944-05-08 1995-02-06
Elizabeth Gould Davis American writer 1910 1974
Elizabeth H. West American librarian 1873-03-23 1948-01-04
Elizabeth Heaps British librarian
Elizabeth Jennings British librarian, poet 1926-07-02 2001-01-25
Elizabeth Lee Bloomstein American history professor, university librarian, club woman, and suffragist 1859-01-08 1927-01-02
Elizabeth Smither New Zealand poet 1941-09-15
Ella Gaines Yates American librarian 1927 2006
Emily Wheelock Reed American librarian 1910 2000-05-19
Ena Noël Australian teacher, librarian 1910 2003
Enid Kent American actress 1945-01-14
Ethelwyn Manning American librarian 1885-11-23 1972-06-01
Éva Circé-Côté Canadian journalist 1871 1949-05-04
Eva Verona Croatian librarian and information scientist 1905-02-01 1996-05-19
Fiona Kelleghan American writer 1965-04-21
Flora Belle Ludington American librarian and author 1898-11-12 1967-03
Florence Mendheim American librarian 1899 1984
Florence Ward Stiles American architect and librarian 1897 1981
Frances Clarke Sayers American librarian 1897-09-04 1989-06-24
Frances E. Henne American librarian 1906-10-11 1985-12-21
Frances Lander Spain American librarian 1903-03-15 1999-01-20
Frances Wood English historian and sinologist 1948
Francess Lantz American writer 1952-08-27 2004-11-22
Fríða Á. Sigurðardóttir Icelandic writer 1940-12-10 2010-05-07
Gene Joseph Wet'suwet'en Nadleh'dena First Nations librarian
Gerdina Hendrika Kurtz Dutch writer 1899-11-15 1989-12-17
Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa Ugandan librarian 1952
Gloria Pérez-Salmerón Spanish librarian 1958-04-05
Gloriana St. Clair American librarian 1939
Gratia Countryman American librarian 1866-11-26 1953-07-26
Gretchen McCord American librarian and lawyer specialising in copyright issues in libraries
Gunilla Herdenberg Swedish librarian 1956-02-18
Hannah Atkins American politician 1923-11-01 2010-06-17
Hannah Logasa American librarian 1879 1967
Harriet Klausner American book reviewer 1952-05-20 2015-10-15
Helaine Selin American librarian 1946
Helen E. Haines American librarian 1872 1961
Helen Ganser American librarian 1891 1990
Helen MacInnes 20th-century Scottish-American author and librarian 1907-10-07 1985-09-20
Helen Marot American librarian and workers' rights activist 1865-06-09 1940-06-03
Helen Sanger American librarian 1923-09-21 2020-07-20
Helen Thornton Geer American librarian 1903-01-07 1983
Helen Wallis British maritime historian 1924-08-17 1995-02-07
Helena Asamoah-Hassan Ghanaian librarian 1950s
Helga Josephine Zinnbauer Australian community worker and librarian 1909-02-24 1980-12-16
Henrietta M. Smith American academic, children's librarian 1922-05-02
Henriette Avram American computer programmer and system analyst; developed the MARC formatting used in libraries 1919-10-07 2006-04-22
Hilari Bell American writer and librarian 1958
Ida Leeson Australian librarian 1885-02-11 1964-01-22
Ilona Hubay Hungarian librarian 1902-07-01 1982-06-20
Ina Coolbrith American poet, writer, and librarian 1841-03-10 1928-02-29
Inezita Barroso Brazilian singer-songwriter 1925-03-04 2015-03-08
Ingetraut Dahlberg German philosopher, information scientist and librarian 1927-02-20
Ingrid Parent Canadian librarian
Iris Falcam Federated States of Micronesia librarian 1938-08-25 2010-02-19
Isadore Gilbert Mudge American librarian 1875-03-14 1957-05-16
Jacqueline Sturm New Zealand poet 1927-05-17 2009-12-30
Jane, Lady Roberts British librarian 1949-09-04 2021-06-29
Janet Backhouse English scholar 1938-02-08 2004-11-03
Janet Brennan Croft American academic and writer 1961
Janet M. Suzuki American librarian 1943 1987
Jean Armour Polly American librarian
Jean Arnot Australian librarian, trade unionist and feminist 1903-04-23 1995-09-27
Jean Chandler Smith American librarian 1918 1999
Jean Lisette Aroeste American screenwriter 1932-10-02
Jeannette Howard Foster American writer 1895-11-03 1981-07-26
Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven Dutch politician and librarian 1943-08-02
Jessamyn West American librarian 1968-09-05
Jo Giæver Tenfjord Children's writer 1918-08-13 2007-06-12
Joan Airoldi American librarian
Joan Mondale Second Lady of the United States from 1977 until 1981 1930-08-08 2014-02-03
Joana Raspall i Juanola Spanish poet 1913-07-01 2013-12-04
Joanna Cole American children's books author 1944-08-11
Josephine Phelan Writer and librarian 1905 1979
Joyce Fardell Australian teacher librarian and advocate for children's literature 1923 2007
Juana Capdevielle Spanish educator and librarian 1905-08-12 1936-08-18
Judith Hoffberg American art curator 1934 2009-01-16
Judith Krug Librarian and freedom of speech proponent 1940-03-15 2009-04-11
Judith Nadler American librarian
Judy Yung American academic 1946
Julia Nicol South African librarian 1956 2019
Julia Sauer American children's writer 1891-04-08 1983-06-26
Juliane Koepcke Biologist and sole survivor of LANSA Flight 508 1954-10-10
Juliet Barker British historian 1958
Juliette Hampton Morgan American librarian 1914-02-21 1957-07-16
Kari Gjesteby Norwegian politician 1947-05-16
Kate Steinitz American art historian 1889-08-02 1975-04-07
Katharine L Sharp American writer 1865-05-25 1914-06-01
Katherine Lines British writer 1902-09-24 1988-12-24
Kathleen de la Peña McCook American librarian
Kathleen Nunneley New Zealand tennis player 1872-09-16 1956-09-28
Kathleen Seidel American blogger
Kirsten Engelstad Norwegian librarian 1940-03-11
Kristiina Kolehmainen Finnish librarian 1956-11-21 2012-03-27
Laura Amy Schlitz American children's author 1955-05-28
Laura Bush First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 1946-11-04
Laura Quilter American feminist 1968-10-01
Leaonead Pack Drain-Bailey American librarian 1906-01-28 1983-03-29
Letitia Dunbar-Harrison Irish librarian 1906-02-04 1994
Lillian H. Smith Canadian children's librarian 1887-03-17 1983-01-05
Linda Eastman American librarian 1867 1963
Linnie Marsh Wolfe American librarian 1881-01-08 1945-09-15
Lois Blount American teacher, historian, librarian and museum curator 1896-05-24 1980-09-02
Lois Mai Chan American librarian, author, and professor 1934-07 2014-08-20
Loleta Fyan American librarian 1894-05-14 1990-03-15
Loriene Roy American librarian
Lotsee Patterson American librarian 1931
Louise Noëlle Malclès French bibliographer and librarian 1899-09-20 1977-03-27
Louise S. Robbins American historian
Lucile M. Morsch Librarian 1906-01-21 1972-07-03
Lucy Toulmin Smith Anglo-American antiquarian scholar and librarian 1838-11-21 1911-12-18
Luraine Tansey American librarian 1918-01-29 2014-06-18
Lynne Brindley British professional librarian 1950-07-02
Lynne M. Thomas American librarian and editor 1974
Madeleine Laurain-Portemer French librarian 1917-06-07 1996-08-15
Mamah Borthwick American translator 1869-06-19 1914-08-15
Margaret A. Edwards American librarian 1902-10-23 1988-04-19
Margaret Alington Historian 1920-09-30 2012-10-15
Margaret Cross Norton First Illinois State Archivist 1891-07-07 1984-05-21
Margaret Elizabeth Egan American librarian 1905-03-14 1959-01-26
Margaret Hayes Grazier American librarian 1916-12-19 1999-07-09
Margaret Herrick American librarian 1902-09-27 1976-06-21
Margaret Mahy New Zealand children's writer 1936-03-21 2012-07-23
Margaret Mann American pioneer in the field of library science, faculty at University of Michigan from 1926 to 1938, where she was a founding faculty member in the department of library science. 1873-04-09 1960-08-22
Margaret Ridley Charlton Canadian librarian 1858 1931-05-31
Margaret Scoggin American librarian 1905-04-14 1968-07-11
Margaret Windeyer Australian librarian and feminist 1866-11-24 1939-08-11
Margareta Bergman Swedish novelist 1922-08-22 2006-09-27
Maria Limanskaya Russian librarian and military police 1924-04-12
Maria Luisa Monteiro da Cunha Brazilian librarian 1908-09-14 1980-07-28
Maria Mitchell American astronomer 1818-08-01 1889-06-28
María Moliner Spanish lexicographer 1900-03-30 1981-01-21
Maria Verger 1892 1983
Marianne Scott Canadian librarian 1928-12-04
Marilla Waite Freeman American librarian 1871-02-21 1961-10-29
Marjorie Barnard Australian novelist and short story writer, critic and historian 1897-08-16 1987-05-08
Marjorie Cotton Australian librarian 1913 2003-02-02
Martha B. Gould American librarian
Martha Larsen Jahn Norwegian politician 1875-04-17 1954-08-02
Martha P. Cotera Mexican feminist 1938-01-17
Mary Ann Shaffer United States writer, editor and bookshop worker 1934-12-13 2008-02-16
Mary Brunner American academic and convicted criminal 1943-12-17
Mary Caffrey Low American librarian and educator 1850 1926-03-04
Mary Cutler Fairchild American librarian 1855 1921
Mary Eileen Ahern American librarian, a leader of the modern library movement, and an early organizer of libraries in the United States 1860-10-01 1938-05-22
Mary Elizabeth Wood American librarian and missionary in China 1861-08-22 1931-05-01
Mary Ellinor Lucy Archer Australian librarian 1893-11-13 1979-05-03
Mary Emma Allison American school librarian who co-created Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in 1950 1917-03-05 2010-10-27
Mary Foy American librarian 1862-07-13 1962-02-21
Mary Frances Isom American librarian 1865-02-27 1920-04-15
Mary Greig Campbell New Zealand librarian and quaker 1907-11-17 1989-04-22
Mary Josephine Booth American librarian 1876 1965
Mary Lemist Titcomb American librarian 1852 1932
Mary Letitia Jones American librarian 1865
Mary O. Kryszak American politician 1875-07-27 1945-07-16
Mary Swan Canadian writer
Mary Virginia Gaver American librarian 1906-12-10 1991-12-31
Mary Wright Plummer American librarian, former president of the American Library Association 1856-03-08 1916-09-21
Maud Durlin Sullivan American public librarian 1870-12-07 1943-12-28
Maxine Bell American librarian, politician 1931-08-06
May Hill Arbuthnot American educator and writer 1884-08-27 1969-10-02
Mayme Agnew Clayton American librarian 1923-08-04 2006-10-13
Mercè Canela Spanish translator and writer 1956
Meredith Ann Pierce American writer 1958-07-05
Michelle P. Brown British academic
Michelle Zaffino American writer 1972-09-13
Milagros del Corral Spanish librarian 1945
Mildred L. Batchelder American librarian 1901-09-07 1998-08-25
Minnie Earl Sears American librarian 1873-11-17 1933-11-28
Miriam Braverman American librarian 1920 2002
Miriam Lichtheim Israeli Egyptologist 1914-05-03 2004-03-27
Misty Massey American writer
Mollie Huston Lee American librarian 1907-01-18 1982-01-26
Mollie Lukis Australian archivist and women's rights activist 1912-08-13 2009-08-01
Nadezhda Krupskaya Russian revolutionary and politician 1869-02-26 1939-02-27
Nancy Pearl American librarian and writer 1945-01-12
Natalie Ceeney British Businessperson 1971-08-22
Natalya Gorbanevskaya Russian poet, translator, and civil rights activist 1936-05-26 2013-11-29
Nella Larsen American novelist, librarian, nurse 1891-04-13 1964-03-30
Nita Kibble Australian librarian 1879 1962-02-04
Noémi-Noire Oursel Librarian and biographer 1847-10-15 1901s
Nola Leigh Millar Librarian, theatre director, critic and administrator 1913-02-18 1974-01-20
Nora Niland Irish librarian 1913-03-26 1988-12-29
Noushafarin Ansari Iranian scholar 1939
Olinta Ariosa Morales Cuban librarian 1921 1999
Ona Šimaitė Lithuanian librarian, activist, and Holocaust survivor 1894-01-06 1970-01-17
Paloma Efron Argentine radio and television journalist and jazz singer 1912 1977-09-03
Pamela Darling American librarian 1943
Pamela Morsi American writer of romance novels 1951-03-12
Parvin E'tesami Iranian poet 1907-03-16 1941-04-05
Pat Rafferty Irish librarian
Pat Southern Roman historian 1948-06-22
Patricia Battin American librarian, first president of Commission on Preservation and Access 1929-06-02
Patricia Swift Blalock American librarian and human rights activist 1914-05-09 2011-09-07
Peggy Sullivan American librarian
Phyllis Richmond Amerinan librarian and historian of science 1921 1997-10-06
Prudenciana Cruz Filipino librarian 1943-05-19
Pura Belpré Puerto Rican librarian and writer 1899-02-02 1982
Regina M. Anderson African-American playwright and librarian. She was of Native American, Jewish, East Indian, Swedish, and other European ancestry 1901-05-21 1993-02-05
Ricarda Huch German writer 1864-07-18 1947-11-17
Róisín Walsh Dublin's first chief librarian 1889-03-24 1949-06-25
Rodica Avasiloaie Moldavan writer 1949-04-02
Rosa Leveroni Spanish poet 1910 1985
1985-08-04
Rosa M. Abella Cuban exile 1920-02-13 2007-04-02
Ruth Bolden American activist 1910 2004
Ruth Brown American librarian 1891-07-26 1975
Ruth Edna Kelley American librarian 1893-04-08 1982-03-04
Ruth France New Zealand librarian, poet and novelist 1913-06-12 1968-08-19
Ruth Gay Jewish writer 1922
1922-10-19
2006
2006-05-09
Ruth Rappaport American librarian 1923-05-27 2010
Ruth Savord American librarian 1894-11-02 1966-02-25
Ruth W. Brown American librarian 1891-07-26 1975
Sadie Peterson Delaney American librarian 1889-02-26 1958-05-04
Sara Myers American librarian
Sara Ryan American writer 1971
Sara W. Mahan American politician 1870-02-26 1966-11-01
Sarah B. Askew American public librarian 1877-02-15 1942-10-20
Sarah C.N. Bogle American librarian 1870-11-17 1932-01-11
Sarah Rees Brennan Irish children's writer 1983-09-21
Sarah Thomas American librarian
Sarah Tyacke British historian and archivist 1945-09-29
Saša Vegri Slovene poet 1934-02-12 2010-08-29
Shirley Barker American writer 1911-04-04 1965-11-18
Sister Gregory Kirkus English Roman Catholic nun, academic 1910-11-09 2007-08-30
Sorche Nic Leodhas American children's writer 1898 1969
Susan Patron American children's book author 1948
Susan T. Sommer American librarian 1935-01-07 2008-03-04
Susan Whitfield English historian
Suzanne Briet French librarian 1894-02-01 1989-02-13
Suzy Covey American comic book scholar 1939-10-27 2007-10-17
Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić Croatian librarian 1948-07-10
Teresa Andrés Zamora Spanish librarian 1907 1946-07-05
Tessa Kelso American librarian 1863 1933
Thea White American actress 1940-06-15 2021-07-31
Theodora Kimball Hubbard American librarian 1887 1935
Theresa Breslin Scottish children's writer 1947
Theresa Elmendorf American librarian 1855-11-01 1932-09-04
Valentine Britten British librarian
Valfrid Palmgren Swedish politician 1877-06-03 1967-12-06
Vera MacLeavy Archivist of the Moravian Church in Jamaica 1957–1986 1919-09-25 2008-07-20
Vera Osoianu Moldovan writer 1949-04-02
Vicki Myron American writer 1947
Virginia Haviland American librarian and writer 1911-05-21 1988-01-06
Virginia Lacy Jones American librarian 1912-06-25 1984-12-03
Virginia Proctor Powell Florence American historian 1897-10-01 1991
Vivian G. Harsh American librarian: archivist, creator of the Vivian G. Harsh Collection of African American History at the Chicago Public Library 1890-05-27 1960-08-17
Wenche Blomberg Norwegian children's writer 1943-06-23
Wilhelmina Sherriff Bain New Zealand teacher, librarian, feminist, peace activist and writer 1848-09-05 1944-01-26
Willye Dennis American politician in Florida 1926-03-14 2012-03-09
Winarti Partaningrat Indonesian government official 1922-09-21 1978-05-08
Yolanda Retter American activist 1948 2007-08-18
Yvonne Dionne first-born of the Dionne quintuplets, five identical sisters 1934-05-28 2001-06-23
Yvonne Oddon French resistance member 1902-06-18 1982-09-07
Zoia Horn American librarian 1908-03-14 2014-07-12
Gladys Hansen American librarian and archivist, an expert on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake 1925 2017-03-05

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