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This story will warm the heart of any law librarian (or any other kind of librarian).

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who made a miraculous emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York on January 15, was worried about a book he had borrowed from the library at California State University.

The book happened to end up on the bottom of the river in the cargo hold of the aircraft.

But that did not stop our hero.

He contacted the library and asked for an extension. Pretty conscientious, eh?

The library, of course, waived the overdue fine, as well as the lost book replacement fee.

Read the last paragraph of the article to learn the topic of the lost book.

Isn’t that a great story?


  1. :-)

    I’m thinking he could *write* that book!

  2. … among others! Says Wikipedia:

    “Sullenberger holds a master’s degree in industrial psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado… he is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.”