Slogans For A New Librarian?

I'm looking for fun slogans of the type a person might, for example, print out and post on the wall at their new library job.  They don't necessarily have to be directly related to libraries or librarians but should capture the (to coin a phrase) “spirit of librarianship”.

Here's a few I have so far…

“Be The Library”
“Maximize Access to Information.”
“Look for Solutions, Not Credit.”
“What does this have to do with libraries?”

Ranganathan's Five Laws:
1. Books are for use
2. Every reader, his book.
3. Every book, its reader.
4. Save the time of the reader.
5. A library is a growing organism. 

Gorman's Eight Principles of Librarianship
1. Stewardship
2. Service;
3. Intellectual freedom
4. Rationalism
5. Literacy and learning
6. Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information
7. Privacy
8. Democracy

Comments 8

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Non pilus tam tenuis ut secari non possit.
    Translation: There is no hair too fine to be split.
    But don't post the translation. You'll find out who the cool kids are that you want to be friends with faster this way.

    Posted 20 Apr 2007 at 3:05 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela

    Posted 20 Apr 2007 at 4:56 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    OR…..”Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.” ā€” In The Gold Bug Variations p.35, 1991. Richard Powers
    Source (one of my faves):

    Posted 20 Apr 2007 at 5:00 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    “Edwina knew she was extinct. She just didn't care.”
    This one's tongue in cheek, you won't want to post it for real, but it's my favourite quote from “Edwina the Dinosaur who didn't know she was extinct” by Mo Willems and it could be applied to librarians (or is a response to those who think librarians are no longer relevant).

    Posted 20 Apr 2007 at 7:40 pm
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I like the funny ones!

    Posted 21 Apr 2007 at 3:19 pm
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Good idea – sort of like a mini-IQ test or something?

    Posted 21 Apr 2007 at 3:20 pm
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh, I probably would post something like this as it's exactly the type of thing I was looking for! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Posted 21 Apr 2007 at 3:21 pm
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Here's one I got from my boss:
    “When you're a librarian, everything's on topic.”
    Here's one from the guy I'm replacing:
    “Libraries should have choices, not rules.”
    He also included:
    “If it's a mess, it's a success” in a presentation on library innovation he did.

    Posted 06 May 2007 at 8:36 pm
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