Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The (library) 'science' of elevator buttons

One of our very nice but mentally disabled patrons wanted to go down from the 2nd floor to the 1st so that she could leave the library, and asked me which elevator button to push. The one with the down arrow on it is, of course, the correct answer.

This was one of the times that I thought, "I went to grad school for this!?" It was a good day to see a post from I Work At A Public Library showing a librarian refilling some beanbags from her teen section with Styrofoam stuffing. While she also said, "I went to grad school for this!", the fantastic Gina Sheridan had captioned it "Other Duties As Assigned" which is so great I think it will need to become a tag on this blog.


  1. "Other duties as assigned" --remove the crazy person from the library, change printer toner, pick up the dirty kleenex someone dropped on the floor, find a bandaid for a patron, blahblahblah. Oh, and wipe off sticky computer keyboards.

  2. Wow, how does someone like that patron function?