Should a Library be quiet?

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    Oh yogafriend, I love me some JSTOR!

    I can access it from home (through school password/ID #) - but if I tried on my own, it would cost $18 an article. Hence, one of your fine reasons for library Internet usage.
     
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    Okay..dog-lady does make a point..but I still think it was a bizarre statement to make to a bunch of strangers...I am trying to give dancewithme the benefit of the doubt..assuming she is a college kid. All the same...odd question and I am keeping Kar's observation in the back of my mind.
     
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    Okay..dog-lady does make a point..but I still think it was a bizarre statement to make to a bunch of strangers...I am trying to give dancewithme the benefit of the doubt..assuming she is a college kid. All the same...odd question and I am keeping Kar's observation in the back of my mind.
    Posted by miscricket


    I don't think she is a "college kid". Not when her screen-name ends in '71. I am assuming this makes her around 40. (Mid-life crisis material?)

     
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    Try Pollyanna alone. Then imagine a mythical place where everyone lives like that.
    Posted by RedFishBlueFish


    Thanks so much! Just read it, although it appears to be used in the wrong context on this board as it should refer to people who are optimistic in life and see the good side of every situation. A little opposite to the person being described. 
    I would have gone for "La-la land" or "cloud cuckoo land" instead, myself. Covers anything crazy. LOL. 
     
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    I fondly (or not) remember librarians as middle-aged women, hair in a bun (probably with 50 cats at home), who could silence anyone with a snide look down over the rim of their glasses. In extreme cases a "shhhh" would fire from her and you could hear a pin drop.  And people think "girl power" is a new concept! We should be training up more of these Victorian-esque ladies. Or perhaps they all got drafted to Iraq? Thesedays librarians are all cyber-geeks or huggy-hippies and the like. 
    Posted by plasko


    Plasko..too funny..the librarian in my town library fits that bill...but the campus library is mostly very young.
     
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    In Response to Re: Should a Library be quiet? : I don't think she is a "college kid". Not when her screen-name ends in '71. I am assuming this makes her around 40. (Mid-life crisis material?)
    Posted by plasko

    Okay..good point..geez..I hope not..she sounds like a child on another thread..oh well..I guess it takes all kinds of people to make the internet go `round..lol
     
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    What?
     
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    The regulars at my library in the daytime seem older, retired....they use the computers and sometimes there's a book group going on in a back section and they can become a little animated. Occasional mother with a child or two.  I have seen people come in with laptops to use the wifi but usually they have headphones on so they're not distracted.  I have heard of people that use library computers for whatever because they assume whatever they are doing can't be traced back to them,  when you sign up you can write any name in and some people don't even do that.   It seems quiet from 10am-1pm and then the kids start coming in.  If you're inbetween computers or can't afford one it's an excellent opportunity. But with the childrens groups and occasional chit chat  I think you have to expect and be willing to tolerate a little noise, after all it is a public place.
    Posted by dog-lady


    I understand children making noise, the kid's section of the library is away from the "QUIET ZONE" with signs posted. The problem is with the grown adults YELLING across the room in conversation as if nobody else was there! No respect! No consideration! Nothing other than ignorant and aberrant behavior! Note: The kid's section makes less noise than the "QUIET" zone at times!

    Find another library - why should I? The next time I go I'm bringing my laptop speaker system and broadcasting my music or porn! That should get the library staff to do something!
     
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    In Response to Re: Should a Library be quiet? : I understand children making noise, the kid's section of the library is away from the "QUIET ZONE" with signs posted. The problem is with the grown adults YELLING across the room in conversation as if nobody else was there! No respect! No consideration! Nothing other than ignorant and aberrant behavior! Note: The kid's section makes less noise than the "QUIET" zone at times! Find another library - why should I? The next time I go I'm bringing my laptop speaker system and broadcasting my music or porn! That should get the library staff to do something!
    Posted by RogerTaylor



    I think you have just one example of society breakdown. People are just not respectful of each other thesedays. You see examples everyday. A couple of days ago at a bus stop there was a long line. Then as the bus was arriving some lady literally marched her way right to the front of the line, past 20 people! Bizarrely enough the others were not even shocked, they are so used to terrible behavior of others! (And its a stop for only 1 bus number so we were all waiting for the same bus). My jaw literally dropped open in shock.
    And don't get me started on the disgusting people who think its fine to make phone calls in public restrooms while they are sat on the "throne". How respectful is that of the people you are calling (GROSS!), or people around you at the time?
    Just 2 examples of anti-social behavior that is running wild here. There are thousands more. 

     
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    I love silence and it's so hard to find these days.  I"m glad my city's library is quiet!

    And it's true.  Some of us don't have the money to buy up-to-date computers and expensive printer supplies.  And, gasp, don't even have wi-fi enabled laptops!  The library computers are a huge resource to me.  As are all the movies and CDs available for free! 

    Although, Alfie, I"m happy to report that the laptop you so generously gave me all those years ago is still working fine! 
     
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    Once upon a time in a city not so far away at an elementary public school, we had a librarian aptly nicknamed Mrs. Hacksaw (nee Hannah). She had two rules which were always reinforced.

    1. Anyone I see talking will not here me ask you to cease. You will hear the thwack of a yardstick. On your head.

    2. There is only one reason not to return a book on time. A death in the family.......<pause>......yours.

    Traumatized by the sight of a library to this very day. I suspect you cannot say such things today.


     
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    Once upon a time in a city not so far away at an elementary public school, we had a librarian aptly nicknamed Mrs. Hacksaw (nee Hannah). She had two rules which were always reinforced. 1. Anyone I see talking will not here me ask you to cease. You will hear the thwack of a yardstick. On your head. 2. There is only one reason not to return a book on time. A death in the family.......<pause />......yours. Traumatized by the sight of a library to this very day. I suspect you cannot say such things today.
    Posted by Bubs06


    Wish there where more like her today!  Wink
     
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