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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dracula has his cloak and you have your cardigan

The staff in Helminthdale Central Library don't have the time to make notes in the day book about whether or not someone's reported problems — nor, indeed, the nature of the problem — but they do have time to make notes like:

"Challenged two children in the library to find out why they were looking in adult non-fiction. They were looking at books about cars."

and

"Challenged lady using a computer in the children's library. She claimed she was OK to use it as she had a child with her in the library."

[Note: all our computer sessions are staff-mediated, so anybody using one of them will have had prior permission from a member of staff.]

5 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

I originally read that as "all our computer sessions are staff-medicated"

The Dotterel said...

Not over-staffed, by any chance? Or just 'wrong' staffed?

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Hi, Took a trip down the page.
I like the way you think!
-Jayne

Macy said...

Why, oh why, oh why can't kids LEAVE THE BOOKS ALONE???

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: in some cases...

Dotterel: "differently-staffed" in some instances.

Hello and welcome Jayne! And thank you.

Macy: oh it would be so much easier with customers... and stock... and jobs...