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I am a great librarian, I’m full of information
I know every book on every shelf and every stack
They’re here for you to borrow, so come on in and take ‘em
But you better keep track…of when it’s time to bring them back
'Cause sometimes I become The Masked Retriever!
Hunting down books that are missing, lost or late
The Masked Retriever! I am The Masked Retriever!
I find them even if they’re hiding in another state!
People think librarians are glamorous and stylish
We always look so elegant, we aim to please
Yes, of course, that’s true, but it’s not the whole story
'Cause I have a secret side…a side that no one ever sees
Yes, sometimes I become The Masked Retriever!
Hunting down borrowers whose books are overdue
The Masked Retriever! I am The Masked Retriever!
So, don’t forget your due date, or I’m coming after you!
That’s when I become The Masked Retriever!
Someone’s got to do it and that somebody is me
The Masked Retriever! I am The Masked Retriever!
The bravest, boldest hero that you’ll probably ever see
The Masked Retriever! I am The Masked Retriever!
The bravest, boldest hero that you’ll probably ever see!
— 

The Backyardigans, The Masked Retriever, Season 3, Episode 18

We hardly ever watch this show.  But I swear, this “librarian" episode is on every time we do.  Maybe Nick Jr. just has a poor rotation but … no, I’m taking this as a sign.

Every library that I have worked in over the last twenty-plus years has had at least one staff member grumbling over how often they have to give directions to the restroom … My question is this: Why grumble? This is our chance to shine, to invite people in. While it’s true that any trained monkey could point in the correct direction, I would like to believe that human beings aspire to be a bit more helpful than this. In the current economy, with declining numbers of reference transactions and dwindling budgets, every patron encounter is important.
—  Pellack, L. (2009).  First impressions and rethinking restroom questions.  Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(4).
A librarian is not just a keeper of the books and a monitor of students in the library; the SLMS is also a teacher of information literacy skills. Every school librarian should be recognized as an equal partner in the education endeavor; one who can be a collaborator with classroom teachers to provide the best possible learning experience for students.
—  Lukenbill, B. (2012).  The nuts and bolts of educating pre-service school librarians for quality reference work.  The Reference Librarian, 53:95-103. doi: 10.1080/02763877.2011.596114
I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. The truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one in the whole wide world.
—  Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane