Wandering around the Internet a while ago, I ran across a quote that cheered up this librarian wannabe and disgruntled centrist no end:
Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides.
Don't know who James Quinn is, but he has said at least one really clever thing. I found it on the Nancy Pearl Action Figure website, http://www.mcphee.com/laf/, and I may need to buy a figure to repay them for that quote and others on that web page. I love that thought; as a librarian I stick strictly to no side, not even the middle, impartially providing everyone whatever they think they need.
I have been amazed lately at just how much I like the library, and the possibility of me being a librarian. I have always liked being helpful to people, and one thing that was hard to come by in information technology was having someone say "Thanks!" It did happen; I had some really good people to work with at U. D. But it is an everyday occurrence at a reference desk. God, please get me a reference job soon. Thanks in advance.