A motto is a short saying which expresses a rule of conduct or philosophy of life. My favorite motto is New Hampshire's Live Free or Die. What it loses in length, it makes up for in clarity.
Last year, I found myself pondering what motto would be appropriate for our Readers' Services department. Right in the midst of my ponder, a line from Flight of the Conchords broke through:
In some areas, yes. In other areas, also yes.
I knew I had found my motto.
As the months go by, other mottoes have been honored with the prestigious Readers' Services Motto of the Season Award. For the summer, Mrs. Johnson contributed:
Readers' Services: Advising with Wild Abandon
For the Autumn Motto, I swiped something from a Mary Schmich column in the Chicago Tribune and customized it:
Readers' Services: We are entirely totally down with that.
Which got me pondering again. If we had to have personal mottoes, what would I choose? How about
Honor the Goofy
What would your motto be?