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Belying the passive library stereo-type, Brenda Crotts, technical services librarian at Butte County Library in Oroville, California, shows what high achievement can mean for an active professional.
* Crotts has run in over 40 marathons, never failing to finish the 26.2-mile course in a respectable time, as well as in countless shorter races. In the county's annual "chase race," she has yet to be caught by a police officer or firefighter.
* She is a licensed pilot. She plies the open air and zips to a neverending succession of conferences in a Cessna 182 at a cool and straight 150 miles per hour. "Most meetings and seminars are at least a four-to-five-hour driving …