Earlier this year, our circulation librarian, let’s call her Shirley, left the above note on the bulletin board near our main desk for all of us staff to see.
No, Shirley wasn’t having a bad day. That’s just the way she is, not only in notes, but in person, to both patrons and staff alike, and she’ll be the first to admit it, although in this case, Shirley told me and others who pointed out the note to her: “I honestly don’t remember writing that note.” — even though the handwriting was clearly hers.
For being a librarian, she’s not the most social person. In fact, Shirley hates people, another thing to which she readily admits. She probably agrees with the sentiment Roy expresses here (a sentiment I can’t say with which I totally disagree):
She especially hates children, and, for that reason, doesn’t work Wednesday mornings when Storytime and the summer reading program for children run. Shirley told me if she had her way, she’d have parents leave their children in a cage outside the library and then have the parents take a number so they could get their children back on the way out of the library. If she had her druthers, she’s told us, she wouldn’t let people in the library either with librarians handing out materials through a slot in the door to the patrons.
After having seen both children and adults in action in the library, both (the cage and the slot) are sentiments I can’t say with which I totally disagree.
For other posts I’ve done in the past about The Library where I work, click on this new category I’ve set up only yesterday called (this might come as a shock) The Library. I’ve also set up a new category for posts I’ve done about Facebook called (can’t get anything past you lot) Facebook.