01 August 2006


“In a word, a librarian should have the learning of a Bacon, the manner of a Chesterfield, the patience of Job, the divining power of a wizard, and the temper of an angel. Besides, he must not only be born a librarian, but must continue to make himself one as long as he lives.”

(from An Ideal Librarian, The Kalends, Goucher College’s student literary magazine, October 1898)

found in a post by Bill Drew, Baby Boomer Librarian, 1 August 2006, http://babyboomerlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/08/

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