Stopped by Mishawaka Penn Harris
Public Library to see for Myself
Originally uploaded by mstephens7
I’m sure it’s not the first, but this picture from Michael Stephens is so sad. This is why I love that my job lets me go out to libraries and educate librarians.
Today I went to my new public library – yes, I’m a bad librarian who hasn’t stopped in since moving – and was relatively pleased. The reference librarians were much friendlier than at my last library, the circulation staff looked happy to be at work (another difference from my previous public library) and they had a really neat sign at the reference desk that said “Please disturb”
All that, and I only used the computers for database searching, so I’m not sure what’s blocked – if anything – but the lady next to me was shopping on Ebay – so that wasn’t blocked.