"I would like to offer an alternative site. Let's break ground for the ultimate embedment: the Bush Presidential Library in Baghdad, Iraq." Reader SUSAN LUCREZI responding to the announcement of President George W. Bush's plan to raise $500 million for his presidential library, Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call online, January 12.
"They can uncover sources so obscure as to be practically nonexistent. And they know what's what--they not only tell people what is known but also warn them what isn't." Editor-at-Large LEIGH BUCHANAN listing a "librarian" as one of one of eight holiday gifts she wishes she could give to executives, Inc. Magazine, December 2006.
"Increasingly, librarians are asking: What part of 'Shh!' don't you understand?" Reporter TINA KELLEY on Maplewood (N.J.) Memorial Library's since-revoked decision to close from 2:45 to 5 p.m. on weekdays to avoid rude and violent middle school students, "Lock the Library! Rowdy Students Are Taking Over," New York Times, January 2.
"I picture the librarian sliding her chair over to the bar. 'What's it today, Mr. Devlin?' she would ask. 'The usual?' 'Just a glass of Guinness, love, and a bag of chips.' I'd push my library card across the bar with my index finger. 'Put it on my card, and leave a little something for yourself.'" Writer SEAN DEVLIN, his mind wandering while taking his daughter to the library, imagining a bar next to the librarian's desk, Boston Globe, December 28.
"Librarians are more than ticket-takers at the local cineplex. Sometime, somewhere, adult judgment has to intervene, for the business of a library is to have …