Librarians do Gaga.

Wow, this is kind of lighting up the intertubes.

I’ve had at least one request for the lyrics to my “Librarians do Gaga” version of Poker Face. Here they are!

You got a question that is causing you some pain
Typin’ keywords into the search engine again.
Look your naïve searching just ain’t gonna get it done
Cause when it comes to search if it’s not tough it isn’t fun (fun)

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll blow your mind, show you how to find.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll blow your mind, show you how to find.

Can use my
Can use my
Yeah you can use my catalog
(Don’t forget the databases)
Can use my
Can use my
Yeah you can use my catalog
(Don’t forget the databases)

Ca-ca-ca-catalog ca-ca-catalog
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ca-ca-ca-catalog ca-ca-catalog
(Mum mum mum mah)

This keyword search it gives you way too many hits
Boolean limits pare things down to just what fits
Use the thesaurus to find subject terms that work
Then in just one minute you’ll be through like Captain Kirk (Kirk)


We love the Big 6, baby!

Step one define your problem
Pick your sources.
Then go huntin’. We’re not puntin’
On the research. We’re engaging and extracting somethin’
Then you can put it back together
Tell your friends about your awesomeness
It’s synthesis synthesis
Evaluate cause we’re into this.

Feel free to host singalongs, but please don’t duplicate these without linking back to this site and crediting me.

Thanks for watching!

51 thoughts on “Librarians do Gaga.

  1. Absolutely wonderful. Please consider throwing it up iTunes. I, for one, would happily pay you 99 cents to add it to my library.

  2. I loved the video and the lyrics are awesome! I’ve been showing it to all of my library colleagues.

  3. Hey There… this is great!! I am the PR Director for SLA (special libraries association) and I would love to feature this video on– Who do I need to speak with about using this video? We also have our annual conference in a few weeks and this might be a fun thing to play at some point… any interest?? Shoot me an email!

  4. Wish I had a job to offer you…this was terrific!!! Congrats on your degree!

  5. Amazing! I’m MLIS 2010 at Rutgers… and this is so great I forwarded the video onto our student listserv. Officially super extra convinced my profession is the coolest! Bravo!

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  8. Sarah and Company,

    What a terrific idea! You did a wonderful job!

  9. Mum mum mum mah

    Greetings from Finland!
    It’s soon all over the world!


  10. Good to know that you are completing your masters in library and information science. best of luck for your professional life.


  11. I love this and the video – I’m a library student in Australia and I wish we could so something like this!!

  12. @Alison: I don’t see why not, there’re fun people in here down under too. ^^

    Pretty cool parody! Yay for librarians. :D

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  14. It’s fantastic!! I’m studying information science with focus on library science and this song is super!!! Now, anyone can say that librarians are boring! :D :D Good job!!!

  15. You did a fantastic job: it’s really great!!
    (an Italian librarian – and former worker in the showbiz)

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  17. Fantastic! Have passed the video link along to many librarian/cybrarian colleagues.

  18. Awesome job! Just love the lyrics, and yeah, please give it a thought about sharing the song through iTunes! And please, please, please, let us know about that! :)

  19. Awesome vid, totally awesome and you are all so cute! Maybe I should have become a librarian. Muchos talent the lot of you. Thanks for so much fun!

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  21. Hello from Croatia! Lots of greetings from the Department of Information Science and Librarianship in Zagreb! We’ve all watched the video… You guys look awesome and you look like you’re havin fun, just as we are! I guess it’s just that kind of profession! :) xoxo

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  23. Duly forwarded to all members of the Cadet Library Staff here at the AF academy. A classic! Well done!

  24. hsuahsuashaushuashuha

    I love it! and thaks for the lyrics.. thak U for “blow my mind”
    my english it’s not so good… i’m from brazil, and here, in Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, you guys are rocking! complete sucess!!

  25. This was the best!!!! My entire staff thought it quite amusing whereas my teenage sons and other younger associates couldn’t get enough….what an imagination you have!!! Well done on breaking the mold and recreating the librarian image that we all struggle against…YOU ROCK

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  27. Hi, Annabel! Thanks for your comment!

    The Big 6 is a method for teaching information and technology skills that was developed by Mike Eisenberg (here at University of Washington, Seattle) and Robert Berkowitz. You can read more about it here. That page also lays out the steps of the Big 6, which might help your students with their library research!

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  30. I absolutely love this! I have showed it to several of my co-workers. The lyrics are brilliant! I wish more librarians would do these types of things. Thank you!

  31. Hello

    Very funny your “Librarian do GaGa”…

    I don’t think french Librarians – I’m one of them- could create such lyrics related with their job…

    What a pity!

  32. Excellent job from the Producer to the actors. I worked Periodicals desk during my Undergrad years in the late 70′s to help pay for my UW education. The staff and students then were a crazy and fun bunch to be around. I can see that has not changed today. Go Husky Librarians !

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