Pay the library staff well

Thus, money rules the world. It determines the status of men as well as the value of the services rendered by them. Unfortunately, people are prepared to benefit by a service only in proportion to the value set on it by money. Thus, a famished staff will render the efforts of the First Law as futile as paucity of books or paucity of readers. In the trinity of the library–books, staff, and readers–the richness of the staff in worldly goods appears to be as necessary as the richness of the other two in number and variety, if the law ‘Books Are for Use’ is to be translated into practice. It will have to be so, so long as men’s status is left to the capricious and arbitrary rule of Mammon. 'Therefore, pay the library staff well,’ says the First Law.

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