the library is “…a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.”

– Isaac Asimov

Usher, Shaun. “A Library is Many Things.” Letters of Note. 6 May 2011. Web. 1 Aug. 2011. <>
One of 97 letters written by famous people at the request of the children’s librarian to congratulate Troy, Michigan on the opening of their new public library in 1971.


I mean, you couldn’t get anyone quirkier if you searched on Amazon’s back catalogue.

– Anon. friend.


Do more (and do more innovative work) for less. the motto of the 21st century

– Robert Baigent


The building is a wedding of books and light which gives wings to the spirit

– a patron commenting on the Williamsburg Regional Library reconstruction


Hana: “A collection of librarians”.
Steph: “A number of accountants”


A Librarian is the student’s equivalent of a Sherpa – an invaluable guide

– Emerson, 2007


We want you to cry in the MLIS.

– Anon


When’s the next Millennium?
>Ummmm 100 years?? or, later this year…

– Vendor and >myself re: the library system and it’s next update


I used the LA bib and just quietly deleted the series statement

– Anon