What skills are important in librarianship? What sort of person might be suitable for this vocation? How badly acted can an educational film be? These questions and more answered by the following clip, an excerpt from the 1946 vocational film “Your life work: The librarian”…

I particularly like the “it’s a blue book…” request. Some things never change.

The full 10 minute film is also available should you find yourself perhaps interested in pursuing librarianship as a career and wanting to know more. Apparently you may be called upon to help “professional men searching for scientific information” (women would probably only be interested in books about kittens or doilies, presumably).