If you want to be a reference librarian, you must learn to overcome not only your shyness but also the shyness of others!— S. R. Ranganathan
Most Powerful Librarians quotations
I'm a born librarian with a sex drive.
Don't join the book burners!
My alma mater was books, a good library.
A modern librarian, who has faith in the law that 'BOOKS ARE FOR USE,' is happy only when his readers make his shelves constantly empty. It is not the books that go out that worry him. It is the stay-at-home volumes that perplex and depress him.
The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
Here we have bishops, priests, and deacons, a Censorship Board, vigilant librarians, confraternities and sodalities, Duce Maria, Legions of Mary, Knights of this Christian order and Knights of that one, all surrounding the sinner's free will in an embattled circle.
Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.
A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school.
I actually believed all those books belonged to her.
Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
Libraries are our friends.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
I have always thought that librarians are a little bit like doctors, travel agents and professors all rolled into one. We all know that a great story can lift spirits, take you anywhere in the world you want to go and in any time period to boot, and the lessons you learn from a good book can buoy your own convictions and even change your life.
It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to fight a battle.
Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people.
They are teachers without a classroom.
Back before the internet we had a name for people who bought a single copy of our books and lent them to all their friends without charging: we called them "librarians".
Libraries are the future of reading.
If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks.
A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure.
Librarians are the majesties who loan the jewels of measure. They welcome to the kingdom the young and old of reapers and reign among the riches as the wondrous fortune keepers.
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans.
I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
Librarians are notorious snitches—don’t let anybody convince you otherwise.
I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.
It was as though I had been dying of thirst and the librarian had handed me a five gallon bucket of water. I drank and drank. The only reason I am here and not in prison is because of that woman. I was a loser, but she showed me the power of reading.
A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.