Ode to Librarians

Librarians are the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met.  I don’t remember meeting any librarian who wasn’t.

They are particularly helpful for students, teachers, and scholars – like most of the readers of this blog.  Although librarians sometimes get acknowledgment, often they are unsung heros who bail us out when we have desperate last-minute requests to find hard-to-find stuff.  And somehow, they usually do find what we need.

I was prompted to think of them by a recent episode of This American Life devoted to librarians.  It features three stories of very unusual situations when librarians were especially helpful. Check it out.


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