Friday, October 13, 2006

OELMA

I admire librarians for their self-motivation. Often working solo, they quietly keep the shelves current and in order so that the rest of us can paw through the stacks and then they put it all back together again. At the annual meeting of the Ohio school librarians I ran into an old friend, Kay Wise. She was a teaching librarian for enough years to retire, then she went back to another school library and finally retired for a second time. And there she was at the meeting, attending sessions and learning what's new. Now, that's self-motivation.

I need a little self motivation. Maybe if I hang out with enough librarians it'll rub off.

Great meeting. Friday the 13th turned out to be not so bad afterall. Well, my books didn't arrive at the meeting, which was sad. Snowed on the way down to Columbus, though. Brrrrr.

2 comments:

Lake K said...

Kurt Vonnegut, in his newer book A Man without a Country admires librarians for upholding truth and trying to protect privacy. Says, "The America I loved still exists at the front desks of our public libraries." Good but sad read. He's in despair over the planet's rapidly diminishing resources and the stalwart deference to governmental authority in the US.

sara holbrook said...

I too admire the way that librarians have stood up to the patriot act -- they stand up against narrow-minded school boards -- they stand up for freedom of speech. There is so much to admire.