Objectivity is one of the job attributes that separate librarians from many professions. Students come to librarians with all sorts of information requests and whether they realize it or not, they are putting their trust in us to put our opinions, etc., aside and get them the best information resources we have to offer with their anonymity intact. Being objective is not always easy. It can be tricky and possibly law breaking (think Patriot Act). So when I find myself teetering on the edge of Opinionated Abyss, I take a deep breath, remember the Library Bill of Rights and take a step back.
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