New Yorker

February 19, 2010

Question/Comment:

What happened to the New Yorker Magazine?

Response:

More like what didn’t happen – we forgot to renew our subscription for the year. This was the case with not only the New Yorker, but several other magazines as well. I failed to notice because the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue arrived on time.

We are reordering all our popular magazines for the year, so they should be showing up again on our racks soon. So you shouldn’t have too wait to long before you get your recommended daily allowance of Malcolm Gladwell and obtuse single-panel cartoons.

Sorry about overlooking this before.

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Motion sensor calisthenics

February 19, 2010

Question/Comment:

Longer timing on the motion sensor light. It’s annoying/distracting to walk around every 30 min so you’re not sitting in the dark

Response:

Ah – “motion sensor calisthenics” – and some people say we don’t care about people’s health!

When we added new seating to the library, we had the sensors adjusted to keep the lights on as long as they could; sadly, 30 minutes is the upper limit on the lights we had installed.

Look on the bright side – it helps the library save electricity and money. Also, you won’t be in danger of succumbing to deep vein thrombosis while studying.


Noise

February 19, 2010

Question/Comment:

Could you please ask your staff to not talk in the silent section of the library? It is really distracting.

Response:

Sorry for the distractions – at least we librarians can’t be accused of conforming to stereotypes.

I suspect most of the noise was related to a shifting project that is now completed. Also, the more suspect staff have been told to keep it down.