a thought for the day

“Some librarians will say that they don’t know all the answers, but that they know how to find them – and this is true enough until it becomes their guiding principle. When they believe that knowing how to use catalogs, indexes, and reference books can substitute for actually knowing a fair amount about what is referred to, they have self-imposed a limit – and a rather low one – on the questions they will ever be able to answer.” ~ Peter Briscoe, “On Being Worthy of the Name”, Reading the Map of Knowledge: The Art of Being a Librarian

(aim higher, think bigger)

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