"Ranger Librarian" refers to my philosophy of librarianship. Information science can be contextualized in any professional setting: schools, public libraries, academic libraries, information brokering, and archives; it can also be applied to a trip to the mechanic or a road trip a National Park. Working as a seasonal ranger aide for Silver Falls State Park I learned that rangers wear many hats: interpreter, maintenance worker, enforcer, administrator. Librarians too, wear many hats, we do more than, "shelve books and stuff;" just as a ranger does more than, "prevent forest fires." Our work is cyclical, we: create, produce, disseminate, organize, diffuse, utilize, preserve, and destroy. In transferring information we become Bradbury's walking collection of human memories and emotions. There are no robots or search engines that can delve as deeply as we can into human information needs. Our job is to wrangle information and ensure that it endures for the wisdom of future generations.
I am a ranger librarian, helping you find the way.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting. ~Henry David Thoreau