Librarians constantly interact with knowledge from a vast number of information sources from a variety of disciplines. We are good at managing, compiling, synthesizing the information part but sometime lose sight of everything else that exists in other disciplines beyond just the information and resources. It has been said many times in various ways, but I think it is true: innovation takes place at the cross-roads of ideas and disciplines. Librarians, always worried about the future of the profession, would be wise to take every opportunity to interact with and learn from other areas – beyond just what information sources they need, but really looking at how others think, how they operate, how they interact with the world. Working with and learning from those well outside librarianship, may be the key to how we can really grow and improve this profession.
Library advocacy can feel like a Sisyphean task – doomed to forever be rolling a huge stone up a hill, only to have it roll down again on nearing the top.