Quotation by Phyllis Dain

I've been asked to give some words of advice for young women entering library/information science education. Does anyone ever take advice? The advice we give is usually what we would do or would have done if we had the chance, and the advice that's taken, if ever, is often what we wanted to hear in the first place.
Phyllis Dain (b. 1930), U.S. librarian, educator, and historian. Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment, by Mary Niles Maack and Joanne Passet, "Commentary" section (1994).

From a speech given at the 1990 annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, in a program sponsored by the Gender Issues Special Interest Group.
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