Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The joy of cell phones
Our nonfiction area upstairs has become very popular for people studying. Since our remodel, the atmosphere is quiet, warm and inviting. People like the quiet area. We consistently get someone using their cell phone there, however, to conduct business or carry on a lengthy conversation. I guess they don't notice the students taking a proctored test or the young men there daily studying to pass the state law exam or the young nursing student trying to study away from noisy children at home.
So, many times, I am the big meany and the librarian with the finger to her lips and the big "shhhh" asking you to please take your call somewhere else and people will remember me years from now as that librarian upstairs that shushed you. I can't stop myself with that "shhh" finger.... there's got to be something better.