Librarians, as a whole, are people who love books and love to read. That’s partly why we decide to go into the field. Then we learn that we can’t sit at the desk and read all day. There’s actual Work To Be Done. Today, that work includes staying abreast of the newest technologies, learning how to competently search the vastness of the Internet to separate the useful data from the chaff, and teaching others to do the same.
Librarianship is about books, yes, but it’s also about people and how people access data and information. It’s about reading, analyzing, instructing, and creating. It’s about becoming wise while maintaining a young heart. Most importantly, it’s about honoring the past while living in the present and looking forward to the future.
A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero.