I heard in passing on radio Tony Morton, the president of the Public Transport Users Association, talking about the passing of Associate Professor Paul Mees
saying what an inspiration he was. One line that he used that really struck me about him in the context that he was prepared to stand up and make a stance regardless of who he was talking to was “He was uncompromising in the face of evidence”.
What a great line, and how appropriate to use for such a great advocate for Public Transport, but also what a great line for our role as librarians. Not to just accept what we think we know but to seek the evidence and stand up for it. Not to just accept what people tell us, but to seek the evidence to substantiate the claim. Not to just believe what we read, but to seek out the evidence to support the beliefs.