It’s been pointed out to me, that my business blog isn’t so much about business, as it’s about me. Well I am the business, so it’s kinda the same right?
OK maybe not Perhaps I should give me a break and talk about something relevant to me AND my business.
As I professed previously, I’m a librarian (and much like Rachel Weisz in The Mummy
, proud of it). Sadly the “L” word is much maligned and very misunderstood. I propose for clarity we go for Information Goddess/God, which is a lot more accurate.
So who are these Information Goddesses/Gods? Besides the obvious choices: Melville Dewey, Benjamin Franklin, and of course The Librarian (of Terry Prachett
‘s Discworld’s Unseen University) – here are a few more (and yes we are multi-talented so we always have multiple roles):
Gothic – Spain 2007
– 1922 – 1985 – British Poet and Head Librarian at the University of Hull
– 1898-1978 – Fourth Prime Minister of Israel
David Hume – 1711 -1776 – British philosopher and economist. More recently of Monty Python fame (the one who could out consume
1725-1798 – Venetian adventurer and author and well you know %-)
Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 – one of the most influential Dada Surrealist artists and yes, the one responsible for the famous is it a commode or fountain
Jacob Grimm 1785 – 1863 – German author of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
(along with his brother Wilhelm) – responsible for my childhood nightmares !
– debut in 1961 – American, Head of Gotham City Public Library (my list my rules, reality is merely a state of mind)
Gottfried van Swieten – 1777- 1803 – Austrian Imperial librarian responsible for introducing the first card catalogue
– Google should bow down in thanks!
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz – 1646-1716 – German Philosopher and founder of modern Library_science
Even popular acclaimed novelist Philip Pullman
had the distinction of working as a librarian
Finally to round off this selective list, my personal favourite (but he really does need to come to grips with IT!) – Rupert Giles
– British Librarian and Watcher – Buffy and the Scoobies would never have been able to save the world so often without him.
Oh, dear. Looking over this blog entry I seem, once again, to have avoided completely talking about any work related issues. Oops!
Anyway… I hope you have enjoyed the list. As a proper librarian, I’m always eager to increase your knowledge, so informative/related/interesting links have been included.
Maybe I’ll blog about something work related next time.