DS (discussion item) – Library Marketing – counseling poster -
Campus Counseling has recently unveiled a poster campaign that we could imitate: “Why go to the Library?” followed by a list of reasons that would appeal to the students.
“Why go to the Library?”
To borrow pencil/pen
To have Librarian do your citation work
To check email
To scan pictures to email home
To catch up on Myspace
To have sex
Did I miss anything?
Oh yeah…now I remember:
9. To talk on the phone
Subject: Food in the library
Something needs to be done about all these visitors eating in the library. I realize that the library is supposed to be open to the public, but the public is coming in with a complete disregard for the learning environment. I'm sitting here right now while a non-student (it's obvious) has come in and is eating an apple -- an apple -- while others are trying to study.
Signs, verbal messages as visitors enter, Storm Troopers, something.
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 1:56
I think that is awful. If we just could get a nice collection of condiments on lazy susans in each work area, the students wouldn’t have to be reduced to just crunching apples while they study. Remember, we are here to serve the student’s needs.
If we have a nice selection of condiments to choose from, student might start bringing in fabulous entrees, and perhaps even be willing to share.
Let’s form a committee to decide what kinds of condiments should be included, and get a consensus on how hot the hot sauce ought to be.
Another thought would be to have the library and food service do a joint venture….a few books in the cafeteria, and few steam tables in the library. We already have a microwave in the back, wouldn’t a steam table be nice too?
As I type this, two Spanish speaking ladies are sitting in chairs next to our large floor model beach ball sized lighted globe, beaming as they look at the world together, not saying a word.
Vicarious vacation? About to magically transport? Like feeling God-like??
I had to know.
Turns out they were looking at the globe to see where their relative currently was, somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea.
Ah. Now I get it.
Just looking at the place on the globe where she is makes them feel closer to her.
Now more relatives have arrived, including a child who has decided that pounding on the lighted globe is fun.
If there is a huge earthquake and tidal wave in the Mediterranean Sea tonight, I am so gonna freak out.