Friday Fun … the best band name for librarians

April 11, 2008 at 11:14 am 44 comments

If you were in a band with a bunch of other librarians, what would you call it? Would you refer to your profession in the title?

Personally, if I were to be in a rock band with fellow librarians, I would go with:

The Dewey Decibel System

If it were an alternative band, I think it would favor:

Mending Potter’s Spine

So, let’s have a little fun this Friday; what are some great band names you can come up for the profession?


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  • 1. Karen  |  April 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I work in a health sciences library, so I’d have to go with The PubMedliners or The MeSH Browsers (cuz The EMTREE Tools just doesn’t have the same ring to it!)

  • 2. Anonymous  |  April 11, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    My Guitar Hero band name is The Velmas. Works for an all girl band.

  • 3. Anonymous  |  April 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    How about these?
    The Weeding Shelvers
    Data Managers
    Answered Questions

  • 4. Jeff  |  April 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    How about a real librarian rock band? The Bearded Pigs– Naturally. We usually hang out at MLA.

  • 5. cwood  |  April 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I’d go with Shhhhh!

  • 6. Janie L. Hermann  |  April 11, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I like the Dewey Decimators — or just Decimators for short.

    If it was an all girl band I would go with The Info Divas or Info Supremes.

    Okay, so I am not that original. I gotta give this some more thought.

  • 7. Peter Bromberg  |  April 12, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Tweenie Pop Band: The Lifesavers
    Country/Western: Rocakabibbly
    DIY Punk: Serial Control
    Adult Pop: The Carnegies
    Emo: Moon (for Eric Moon)
    Tweenie Pop Punk: Juvenile Fiction
    Alternative: No Dialog
    Christian Rock: Renew
    Heavy Metal: Spine out
    Pop Metal: Bad Circulation
    Cover Band: The Plastic Covers

  • 8. Lisa Coats  |  April 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Dewey Do It?

  • 9. Janie L. Hermann  |  April 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Oh, I love Serial Control. I gotta get dh to consider that for his next project if his current band splits up.

  • 10. Grace  |  April 12, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    The Book Covers (A cover band)
    The Library Police (heavy metal)
    The Story Tellers (a folk band)

  • 11. Anonymous  |  April 14, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Oh, it would have to be an acronym! R.E.A.D – Rock, Emo and Dance!

  • 12. Cynthia  |  April 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Ooooh, I love Juvenile Fiction–so perfect on so many levels.

    My choice would have to be 781.66 RAM, in honor of the greatest band to ever exist…..

  • 13. Anonymous  |  April 16, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Don’t forget:
    Electronica: Bibliotechno
    Hip-Hop/Rap: OPAC Shakur

  • 14. Evan T. Struble  |  April 16, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Of course, all of these acts would be signed to the label “Bib Records”…

  • 15. Anonymous  |  April 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Dewey and the Page Turners
    YA YA
    No Index
    The Paperbacks
    Search Engine
    Lost in the Bookdrop

  • 16. Anonymous  |  April 16, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I Did Not Go to Grad School to Help You Use the Photocopier

    (Maybe that would be a better album name,lol!)

  • 17. Laura @WJ  |  April 16, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    The WebJunction staff actually participated in a street caroling competition as the Dewey Decibels.

  • 18. Katherine Ralson  |  April 16, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The Hysterical Librarians, of course 🙂

  • 19. starvark  |  April 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I’m thinking, especially for vintage library rockers: ‘The Bring ’em Backs’. Of course this makes me think of the all-author band ‘The Rock Bottom Remainders’. Oooh! I have it: “The Know-it-Alls”. Or, still more playing to stereotype: “Hairbun”.

  • 20. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2008 at 8:21 am

    A couple of librarian friends of mine had a band in the 1980s called “The 050s.” I occasionally sang with them. Post-punk garage band in New Jersey.

  • 21. Day  |  April 17, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I love “I did not go to grad school to help you with the photocopier.” That’s just brilliant.

    But I would probably go with one of my favorite library terms: Subfield Delimiter. It kind of has that weird indie-rock what-the-heck-does-that-mean ring to it.

  • 22. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Punk: Authority File
    Alternative: Mylar
    Christian Rock: Challenge or PABBIS et al
    Heavy Metal: MetaData
    Drum and Bass ect: RDF – Radical Dance Faction
    so many acronyms, so little time . . .

  • 23. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2008 at 10:12 am

    What about “The Call Numbers”?
    Or is that a bit too risque?

  • 24. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I didn’t see this one yet, so I thought I’d add “The Shelveits.”

  • 25. Anonymous  |  April 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I’m not a musician, but several people here at the Brooklyn Public Library are. Some of them have a band called Lost in the Stacks.

    Susan Levy, Brooklyn, NY

  • 26. Tim  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    There’s already a band out there.

  • 27. Tim  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Here’s another band that fits: Data Rock

  • 28. jenjen  |  April 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Playlist for liberyluvr99

    Oh See Elsie! – “Straight outta Dublin (OHIO-HIO-HIO-HIO)”
    Ref Riders – “Look me up in your Index of Love”
    The Five Laws – “Rock Me Ranganathan”

  • 29. laura  |  April 17, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    These are all great! I’ll go with Checked Out

  • 30. Anonymous  |  April 18, 2008 at 6:57 am

    I’ve always dreamed of being the front man for Marc Tag and the Subfields.

  • 31. Anonymous  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Band Names:

    The Donations

    The Withdrawals

    The Discards

    The Overdues

    The Renewals

    The Laminates

    The Book Supports

    The Shelf Ends

  • 32. James  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Snags for a AAA band, they’d sound a lot like Bright Eyes, I think.

    On a related topic, I always wanted our library to join the local softball league. We’d call ourselves The Overdues.

  • 33. Anonymous  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:59 am

    BlöödHag play short heavy metal songs about science fiction and fantasy authors.

  • 34. Anonymous  |  April 18, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I totally forgot The Bookdrops in my post.

  • 35. Anonymous  |  April 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    How about the Way Overdues?

  • 36. Greg Schwartz  |  April 19, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Our mythical grad school band was called Dublin Core. Or maybe we’d have spelled it Dublin Corps.

  • 37. Anonymous  |  April 21, 2008 at 8:24 am


    loose pages…

  • 38. Kurt W Wagner  |  April 22, 2008 at 8:27 am

    How about:

    The Bound Periodicals



  • 39. RedheadFangirl  |  April 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    ISBNettes for my girl group.

    AnnoTation for my metal group.

    Barcode for my electronica.

    And I’d love to throw in something with the word “Boolean” in it…

  • 40. Anonymous  |  May 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Of course!
    The Boolean Operators.

  • 41. Anonymous  |  May 15, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    As a cataloger, I would have to go with Subfield Delimiters–but a great garage band name–The OverDudes!

  • 42. Samd  |  June 5, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I work at an American art museum library, and I give credit to an old colleague who came up with a perfect band name: The ND237s.

  • 43. Anonymous  |  June 6, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The waived fines

    The MiSsHeLvEd

    Credited with Return Revival

    The Overduebee Brothers???

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