Scarce Magazines

October 14, 2011

Question/Comment:

What happened to the large selection of magazines? I enjoyed the lighter reading as a study book. Can they return.

Answer:

Can they? Of course they can, and will. We are re-upping our subscriptions right now and all our subscriptions should be back in short order.

In the meantime, try to stay satisfied with the back issues. I, for one, never get around to reading all of a New Yorker.

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Media solutions

October 6, 2011

Question/Comment:

Please remind media solutions that they are in possibly the most quiet section of the library & it would be great if they would close their door more often or at least be aware of the need for quiet in that area. Also informing their guests who forget that this is a library would be very appreciated.

Response:

Thanks for bringing this up. Printing and graphic design people have a reputation for being silent, introverted types but it sounds like the stereotype is wrong. The same stereotype is wrong for librarians too – we’re loud as hell.

I have talked with the supervisor of the media solutions and she said they’ll be more careful about controlling noise in the future; typically by closing the door. As these things seem to be isolated instances, it might be a good idea to let them know directly when noise is a problem; I am usually absent or busy when these things go down.


Free Chai!

October 3, 2011

Question/Comment:

Free chai for Monday night studiers in the section right here! [Note – this was left in a suggestion box by the 3rd floor restrooms].

Response:

We always get these. Suggestions for foodstuffs, that is. It seems to be remarkable reversal – in the olden days, people were generally barred from bringing anything edible into the library; these days it is not only permitted, but it’s even suggested that we bring in more.

Not that I am complaining, of course. I thought the old restrictions were pretty silly. Anyway, as much as we’d like to give out free chai and other noshes to our hard-working customers, it doesn’t seem to be in the cards right now. With everything else we have to do, maintaining an adequate  chai-stream would be hard to do, especially at night. Plus we would be depriving the Daily Dose of the business, and we always want to swing some towards those nice people.