Thursday, August 22, 2013
I used to think librarians were weird. I've said so many times, getting others to laugh at their expense. Librarians are at the very least mean and rigid. Am I right? Once, I tried to check out a book and since the librarian was available, and since there were no people in line, I smiled and walked straight up to the counter. She told me to go to the front of the line and pointed to the red arrow hanging from the ceiling. She watched me walk the 8 steps there. Then she called me up. WHAT?! Plus, those librarians...they're always shushing you.
Also, what a wonderful place to work. Each day, there are numerous events going on at the Library of Congress, with programs of a ridiculous range of topics planned throughout the year - many of them open to the public. These programs are often held during lunch so employees can participate. It's quite an agency that is based on knowledge, thrives on sharing knowledge, and encourages further knowledge.