Tuesday, May 3, 2011


"Glimpses." From The Library Floor / Floor Librarian.
Southfield, Michigan: From the Library Floor, March 9th 2011.

"The impact we have on peoples' lives as librarians is something denied to us.

Unless, they come back or you get a glimpse of a fleeting moment that says quite loudly, that  you've touched a life irrevocably. ...

Case in point:

A guy comes asking about a companies history, vision and departmental breakdowns. He doesn't have money, so we float him the cost of the pages, which we cover by paying in the money ourselves (no funny business!), and he leaves happy.
He returns, having scored an interview the next day, and he needs more information.
We give it too him, pay the costs from our pockets and never expect to see him again.
A month later he comes back in, dressed to nines.
And he takes out his books and we ask him, did you get the job?
He smiles, says yes, then leaves."