I've been planning for awhile now to go back to school (hopefully next fall) to get my masters in library sciences, and go be a librarian somewhere. I love libraries, because I love books, and I love being around them, and sharing them with other people. And at this point, that's mostly the extent of what I plan to do with the degree.
But there are people who get library degrees and go on to work as archivists, among other things, and they go work in museums and places like that, that are about preserving not just books and documents, but history as well.
Yesterday I read a post on Neil Gaiman's blog where he put a link to a site called Curious Expeditions, which in itself is pretty amazing (and you should go check it out). But on the sidebar, in the list of reader favorites, is the link to the Librophiliac Love Letter post, there are dozens of photos of breathtaking libraries from all over the world.
I'd be lying if I didn't admit that part of me wants to work somewhere like that. Not just surrounded by the ordinary books that anyone in the world can check out, but to work alongside treasures, in a beautiful place built to honor and preserve them.