Librarians are the nicest, most helpful people I have ever met. I don’t remember meeting any librarian who wasn’t.
They are particularly helpful for students, teachers, and scholars – like most of the readers of this blog. Although librarians sometimes get acknowledgment, often they are unsung heros who bail us out when we have desperate last-minute requests to find hard-to-find stuff. And somehow, they usually do find what we need.
I was prompted to think of them by a recent episode of This American Life devoted to librarians. It features three stories of very unusual situations when librarians were especially helpful. Check it out.