Librarian and reviewer of research tools, Cheryl LaGuardia, wrote this wonderful piece, A Librarian Gives Thanks | Not Dead Yet, where she shares- “I realize I’m thankful for a number of resources to which I turn on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. C’mon—be honest: every librarian has “go-to” sources—don’t we?” In this article from Library Journal, Cheryl includes an A-Z list of just a few of her favorite sources that she is frequently thankful for and ProQuest is honored to have made several appearances!
We did notice that she left out some of the letters (F, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Z) and with ProQuest’s commitment to connecting researchers with complete and trustworthy information, we wanted to take a moment to fill in the blanks, offering a few reasons why ProQuest is thankful for librarians.
Freedom of information protectors
Quick access providers to the best sources of learning on any topic
Remote access promoters who enable users to tap resources where and when they need them
Sharers -- the only advanced degree we know of that is focused on lending what others need
Team-spirits -- librarians don't compete, they collaborate
Valiant archivists, ensuring important information never disappears from the planet
X-traordinary budgeters... perhaps one of the few institutions that's careful with tax dollars
Zealots for closing the gap between the information have and have-nots
This is just a small thank you from ProQuest to all librarians who have dedicated their careers to helping others. On behalf of researchers everywhere, we are grateful.