Editing the Rules

Most people have some preconceived notion of libraries, so it’s time to change the rules here in 2010.

“Shhhhhh”

Have you ever thought that you would be too loud at a library, and that you would be shushed by the local librarian. Well isn’t it time to change this? In my library, we already have. I have yet to “shush” someone, I’m usually the one talking to them. Talking to my patrons is one of my favorite parts of the job!

No Drinks in the Library!

Who says no coffee in the library, maybe allowing patrons to come in with a water or coffee would make them feel as if the library is their living room. The more we connect to our patrons, the more patrons will talk about us, the more talk, the more patrons who will come into the library.

Librarians are always old!

Okay, this one I have to say, when I was a child I always believed this. But we don’t have to be old, we don’t need to wear “old-people” clothes, we can be cute and hip. And we don’t always have a bun on top on our head. I’m usually in braids, a bun, french braids, wavy hair, or a pony tail.

These are just a few of the misconceptions that people believe about libraries and librarians, so I think it’s time to change these misconceptions!

Small Town Librarian ♥

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