A quote that was in one of those annoying day-by-day desktop calendar
s that my mother insists on getting for me every year. Arg! But, the quote appeared on my birthday, which was appropriate since I want to be a librarian
"Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it. For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferret's nose. Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eyes bright with battle."
-Catherine Drinker Bowen, Professional biographer