I love books. I love to be surrounded with them. Books are love.
So why shouldn't I be a librarian? Why shouldn't libraries want to hire me?
I never understood the Dewey Decimal System.
I never really tried to learn it.
The basic reason why no library would ever hire me is that I object to putting a book back in its exact place. On principle. To the best of my knowledge, I have never have put a book back in its precise place. It is hard for me to abide the idea that there is only one place for a book to be.
I would rather put a book back where I think it looks nice. Maybe next to a book of a compatible color. Or perhaps by intuition, I put the book where I feel it would like to be. I give it a choice.
Certainly, when I go to the library and I pull out a book from its shelf, and I think the book is wonderful, I deliberately place it where people will see it. I display it. I would never put it back in its tight place where no one would see it.
So, if you have ever been to the library and have spotted a book near where it's supposed to be but not in its exact place, probably I was there before you, and we just missed each other. Of course, we may meet each other next time.