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Smells fishy to me…

In Total craziness! on August 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

K,

So I was reading the news today and stumbled across an article on Library Journal. Can someone shed light on why a library system would decide to close a newly constructed branch library?

This is officially going to become a rant in the following sentences. Gwinnett County library board, how can you justify closing a three year old branch library WITHOUT warning the people who frequent your libraries of the changes first? Maybe Im getting my facts mixed up, but wasnt it also decided a few weeks ago that you will be closed on Sundays and Mondays because of a decrease in budget?

Excuse my naivete, but I don’t get the rational behind NOT being open on two of the BUSIEST library days. Actually, I hope its working out for you ’cause I’m seriously doubting that this is the best solution. And, in response to you guys deciding to close a new library branch, I extend an additional kudos to you for that wonderful idea (yes, that was sarcasm). I just hope that your patrons and customers woud be as excited as I would that you would spend millions of dollars to build a beautiful, massive building that will now be used as a sort of holding facility.

This is the sort of thing that happens whe a library board doesnt take the time to truly understand the community by which it serves and only makes decision based on monetary figures and politics.

Hiatus

In Random stream of thought, Total craziness! on August 6, 2009 at 11:36 pm

WOOT!!!

I’m back from a self imposed blogging hiatus!! Ok, Im guessing that no one really cares, seeing as Im probably the only one that reads my blog posts. ANYHOO….

Today I’m in a weird state of mind. While cleaning the floor, I came across a box of canned Tuna and crackers and it got me to thinking. Why the heck would someone come to the library and eat something so stinky and foul WHILE reading Library materials?? I mean, come on, doesnt thought of tuna juice and cracker crumbs wedged between the pages of your reading book at least give you some type of pause? Or are you not thinking that far in advance to realize that what your doing is not only completely gross, but incredibly WRONG!

I posted a pic of the offending can of tuna on my facebook and, not ten minutes into my post being up for public display, a coworker responds to tell me that he caught someone eating a WHOLE SPAGHETTI DINNER (complete with salad and breadsticks, mind you) in one of the study rooms. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????

Needless to say that I’m a little put out by the fact that people still view Libraries as coffee shops, though on a grander scale. I mean really, what does that make the people who work in the library to you? I shudder at the response to that question….

Sidenote: Weeks ago I caught a woman throwing a bag of sardines and crackers into the Reference desk trashcan. WTH would you think that that was ok? Hmmm…some people.

When keeping it real goes wrong…

In Random stream of thought, Total craziness! on June 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I feel like such a hypocrite for posting this one, but it so had to be done! Just because you can tweet/myspace/facebook/social network, doesnt mean you should…dummies!

(Click the cat for the link)

Hmmm…slightly less insulting.

In PC Police, Total craziness! on June 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Updated sign for pride month.

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

Am I missing something?

In Influencing the children, PC Police, Total craziness! on June 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

Hmm. Okay, so I thought it only fair that I post something on what happened at work a couple of days ago.

To make a long story short, *B* discovered this photo on top of one of the displays.

Heinous!

Heinous!

WhenI saw it, I was so disheartened. I mean, really? Is there something wrong with just leaving stuff alone? Do you really have to come all the way to the library and write crap that not only makes no sense, but is absolutely ridiculous to boot.

But, it gets better. It was decided that we should change the display (and its location!) OMG! When did our public libraries become so P.C.?