The image of hissing and shushing librarians guarding their precious books like dragons leaves out the fact that many library and information workers actually love books.
And rather than fitting into the mould of "Those who can, do, those who can't, teach" - quite a few library workers actually write books, too.
Mark Isaacs (who works in Cardiff Libraries) has recently had published Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Cardiff and will, apparently, be signing copies at Borders soon. He previously collaborated with the prolific Francis Frith on a book called Around Penarth.
When the Cardiff Bay development was causing a scandal, the local library worker Sian Best wrote A Whim Set in Concrete: The Campaign to Stop the Cardiff Bay Barrage.