The other day I was at my local public library and I made a comment to the person I was with that I could never work in a public library. It was not meant to slight the work of public librarians, just an observation that the work they do is generally very different from the work I do. It can seem that public and academic librarians almost work in two different professions. I have the utmost respect for those in public libraries simply because I don’t think I could handle it. Well, regardless of intent, the karma gods must have heard my comment.