Monday, November 17, 2008

Hurrah for Librarians!

You all know how much the class of 2k8 loves librarians. We love them so much we held a contest dedicated to them! Thanks so much to all who entered touching, funny and thought-provoking quotes and anecdotes, we’re rooting for each and every one of you! But we don’t want to be the only ones whose hearts are touched, whose funny bones are tickled and whose brains are proded, so this week we are going to share some of the great responses!

C. Whisennand in Texas sent in this story:
“People, librarians especially, are always going around complaining that they are taken for granted and that they rarely feel that patrons appreciate them. I was looking up the library record of a student who was checking out, when to my surprise he stopped, turned to his mother and said , ‘This is Mrs. Whisennand, she knows all the books in this library. She can find you any book that you want about anything. I know her from before when she was at my Elementary School.’ It warmed my heart. This student had changed on the outside. He was no longer the cute kindergarten student. He had multiple piercings in his ears and his hat was on backwards. I was sad that I had not recognized him, but in my defense I taught 15 years as an Elementary School librarian and more than 14,000 students came in and out of the library doors during that time. I guess that we do make a difference.”

You certainly do make a difference!
L. Di Sunno in New York sent us this quote:
“An intelligent person is not someone who knows everything, but someone who knows how to find answers to questions about everything."

So, I bet you’d like to know what famous people know how to find answers to questions about everything. Welcome to a feature we’re calling...

Did you know???
The following people were all librarians at one point in their lives: Mao Tse-Tung, J. Edgar Hoover,
Laura Bush, Madeline L’Engle
Phillip Pullman, and Lewis Carroll..
But wait! There's more!
Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Immanuel Kant, Cassanova, Pope Pius XI, Beverly Cleary, Golda Meir and David Hume were all librarians too!

1 comment:

Barrie said...

Love the anecdotes. And who knew all those people were librarians? Fascinating.