By WhskyJack, a Trail Mix Contributor
Librarians dedicate their lives to the collection and storage of information in a retrievable form. In the information age librarians RULE!
Don’t believe it?
Look at Clinton’s email problem
“Bottom line: Clinton’s mistake was, as she has said, to have decided to use a private server. There’s not much duplicity, deceit or intention to evade to be found in this memo. What the document does reveal is Clinton’s colossal failure to understand the monumental responsibility she took on with her choice; namely, the direct duty to archive public records.
I call this job monumental not merely because it is important — and it is — but also because it is a task to which the entire profession of librarians and archivists is dedicated. ...This is what jumps out of the memo. The story of stuff that is missing, or turned in late, or not initially acknowledged to exist, or accidentally saved in inappropriate places only to be deleted later by low-level staff, appears to be mainly a tale of a bumbling group not remotely close to being equipped to handle, at a public-records standard, the material for which they were responsible.”
Clinton could lose the election for want of a librarian.
“Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don’t ever piss one off” — Spider Robinson