"I often tell people that I have a Sesame Street job. That is, “librarian” is a job that just about everyone has heard of and everyone has some idea of how it works. Of course, as we all know, most people believe that we read books all day and are incredulous that graduate school is required for wielding a date stamp (I once told a doctor that we had a “whole semester on using that stamp”). But I suspect that doctors, police officers, firefighters, teachers and everyone else with a Sesame Street job has the same problem with outsiders’ perceptions of their work. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was when I learned that astronomers had to be really, really good at math."
— Kate Sheehan, The Digital Divide Inside the Library