Given what you were doing, a "Lingering of Librarians" might be most appropriate; I've heard a "Babble of Librarians" used, but I think they were suffering from information overload; "BUNdle of Librarians, or Susurration of Librarians" are just too stereotypic; a "Shelf/Range/ Stack/Pocket of Librarians" too mundane; "Bibble of Librarians" too restrictive; I'll just have to consult my dictionary of collective nouns -- on my shelf at home -- and see if it offers any assistance. >>> Nancy Lynam-Davis <[log in to unmask]> 11/22/95 >>> The librarians from our system were standing together near our vice president's office when she came out and tried to say, "Oh, a _____ of librarians." At that moment she wasn't able to fill in the blank and neither were we. Can you? A bevy of quail, a _____ of librarians.