The Tragic Optimist

Reason #7,458 to love Captain “Sully”

So you’ve all heard about pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who was able to – against all odds – land the US Airways plane in the Hudson river with no fatalities in mid January.

Turns out he had requested a library book about professional ethics through from California State University, Fresno’s Henry Madden Library. The book was, unfortunately, in the airplane’s cargo hold. He contacted the library to let them know what happened and asked if they would waive the overdue fees (not the replacement fee, just the overdue fee). The library not only waived all the fees, they’re planning to add a bookplate to replacement book dedicating it to Sullenberger.

-from the Fresno State News.

Awesomeness.  One of the little things I love about this is that he ordered the book through Interlibrary loan.  I’m always reminding people who complain about their local library’s collection that they can request books that their library doesn’t own through the wonders of interlibrary loan.

1 Comment

  1. ohh i never knew about that! I will have to look into it 🙂 thanks

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