What Does a Librarian Do?
What Does a Librarian Do?: "Librarians take special pleasure in finding answers to what may seem like difficult questions. “Who was the first man to fly?” “When was the United States Secret Service organized and why?” “How much did the United States pay for Alaska?” “What is the weight of a person’s skin?” “How are TV ratings figured?” “How many new books were published in 1962?” Often the quickness and ease with which librarians find the answers seem like sheer magic to the questioner. Unlike magicians, however, librarians are willing to explain how it is done—which reference book is the right one to use, and how to use it quickly. From their training, librarians have learned what books to turn to in order to find different kinds of information, and they enjoy sharing this skill with others. [p. 16] "