Monday, October 17, 2011
Don't Make Me Be a Librarian...
When I worked at the circ desk:
Patron - "Someone is talking on their cell phone in the quiet study"
Me - "You can tell the librarians at the Info desk."
Patron - "Someone is looking at inapproriate websites on one of the public internet stations"
Me - "You should tell one of the librarians at the Info desk."
Do you see the pattern? Well now karma is paying me back because now I am the one who gets pointed to from the Circ desk when it comes to those patron interactions. I cringe at the thought of having to tell children not to run, but I would hate the thought of them running around carelessly and knocking over one of the many elderly patrons.
It is a straight shot from the entrance to the children's section, maybe if I can set up some obstacles to discourage any form of accelerated movement, maybe an errantly placed book-cart here or there ought to do it.