Say goodbye to the days of Columbia as a jumbled, impossible-to-navigate bureaucracy.  We love you, librarians of Columbia.  Thank you for being our friends. 

Their “Ask Us Now” feature may be down as of this writing, but check it out: our librarians can be contacted during office hours through AIM, G-chat, Windows Live and the Yahoo one, too.  It’s also easy to forget that through Interlibrary Loan, you can obtain almost any book on your wish-list from libraries around the country in just a few days. 

According to CLIO’s site, there are 130 librarians and another 185 staff members working for the But and his pals.  How’s that for a librarian to student ratio?