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25 Famous Librarians Who Changed History

   February 12th, 2009

Charles Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis CarrollLast week I received an email heads-up for a blog post entitled 25 Famous Librarians Who Changed History.

It's an interesting quick read, and it was neat to learn that both Mao Zedong and Lewis Carroll, among others, had both been librarians in their lives (congratulations to #24 for being recognized as a history-changer).

I'd never heard of the website before, but the rest of the posts on their blog (started in Jan 2009) seemed equally interesting.




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4 Responses to “25 Famous Librarians Who Changed History”

  1. Liz Says:

    Pretty interesting, and surprising – especially in that I learned that Mao Tse-tung’s name is evidently now spelled Mao Zedong. Who knew? Not I, and evidently not Roger Waters.

  2. jessamyn west Says:

    Isn’t that a weird thing? The website seems like some SEO adventure, but it was fun to see my name right up there with Ben Franklin!

  3. Liz Says:

    I’m not sure what SEO means, but congratulations on making the Ben Franklin list, Jessamyn! :D

  4. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Liz: SEO = Search Engine Optimization – in other words, trickery to get a website to be listed higher in search engine results.

    As for Mao Zedong v. Mao Tse-tung: Wikipedia allows both. Besides, this is America – communists don’t have the right to correct spelling.