Sarah said, "What are the other Laws of Library Science?"
And Lawrence and I looked at each other. "Uh... Well, they're good rules," we mumbled, "and that definitely violates one of them."
Without further ado:
The Five Laws of Library Science
by S.R. Ranganathan
- Books are for use.
- Every reader his (or her) book.
- Every book its reader.
- Save the time of the patron.
- The library is a growing organism.
I got my Field Guide to Surreal Botany entry out of the last one, plus a short story no one has published yet.
Also, for IBARW: That which everyone else has already linked to, I feel, but the author is a librarian, Aryan Elves and Damsels Distressed: a Librarian-Writer’s View of Bias in American SF
God, I love librarians.