Wow Azizi, your work back then sounds incredible!! I can't imagine that you didn't inspire most of the children that you were brought into connection with. I sure hope you still do something like this kind of work, albeit perhaps not as a job.
My emphasis, apart from general librarianship is storytelling and I am constantly amazed at its sheer power to entertain, inspire, teach and move the people that are lucky enough to have a storyteller in their midst sharing their trade.
Martin- I was thinking of people just like your wife, who have, across the United States and other places, kept the richness of music alive because they enriched and inspired the collection at the library they worked at.
And yes, Jerry, owning 1000 book does pretty much count- especially if you catalog them all :)
Thanks for the posts to the thread- much appreciated!