Hath not a librarian eyes?
Hath not a librarian hands?
We’ll lead you to the right book
Whether you’re a woman or a man.
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
Do we not help in times of need?
Our knowledge of books is unsurpassed
If you prick us do we not read?
I’m a librarian!
Sing like a clarion!
We’re here and there-ian
With the strength of a bear-ian!
This is our prayer-ian
Our books we share-ian
There’s no comparian!
Oh great Librarian!
— Kirby Heyborne’s “Ode to Librarians” from the 2012 Odyssey Award presentation