In hindsight, I realize I should have known from childhood that I would become a librarian. My brain seems innately hardwired for meticulous work, especially backstage meticulous work. It is a fortunate person who finds herself temperamentally suited to the work of her vocation. It is rewarding to find oneself in the place just right doing work that matters, work that benefits one’s students and colleagues. As a librarian, I work mostly out of public view, creating and maintaining metadata that describes the library’s information resources. The quality of the records in our catalog must meet established standards and codes to enable students and other library users to find and use what is in our collection. At its heart, cataloging, like other library functions, is about serving users.