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Re: [BKARTS] security/postings



Unfortunately, with an undergrad population of around 35,000, the U of A sees quite a bit of messiness in our two largest libraries (Sci Tech, and Humanities).  The big problem is garbage -- especially of the food variety.  I'm really surprised that we don't have much in the way of visible vermin.
 
I will say that most of the undergrads treat the library royally -- as in most things, it seems that a few bad apples are spoiling it for everyone.
 
joanne
 

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From: Book_Arts-L on behalf of Liz Blake
Sent: Tue 4/19/2005 1:07 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: security/postings



Reed College is an undergrad institution, and as an alum, I can assure you
that we all had plenty of respect (and even love) for the library.

 On 4/19/05, Teri L Herbert <herbertl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> The big question though, still is: what about undergrad libraries. Yes,
> grad students are a bit more responsible. It's those young ones we are
> a bit concerned about... Thanks to all of you on this matter. Teri Lynn
>
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Signa Houghteling wrote:
>
> > Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 10:52:55 -0700
> > From: Signa Houghteling <judy@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [BKARTS] security/postings
> >
> > I was glad to hear good library news also from Reed College in Oregon,
> > because in Canada it seems to me that everything is much more orderly,
> > respectful and tidy than in this country. I always experience this on
> trips
> > there, and listen regularly to "As it Happens," the CBC radio news. Of
> > course, Oregon is only one state away from B.C., it's a relatively small
> > state and very well run too.
> >
> > Signa
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> > Wotypka, Joanne
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 7:53 AM
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: security/postings
> >
> >
> > Here at the University of Alberta, we have a couple of smaller "branch"
> > libraries that are accessible by grad students and profs who have a key
> > or a door code. At first I thought that no one was coming in at nights
> > because the place was so clean and tidy, but then I realized that it's
> > more heavily used at night than it is during the day! Perhaps being
> > entrusted with a key gives one a sense of "ownership" and thus the heavy
> > burden of responsibility.
> >
> > At our Science and Technology library, we go through cycles where the
> > cleaning staff forget to lock the doors when they leave, and it's not
> > uncommon (especially during exam time) to come in early and find some
> > students already in a cubicle, studying away. It seems to be the
> > professional thieves that cause problems (we've had a rash of laptop
> > thefts) rather than the students.
> >
> > I'm starting to notice a change -- students want study space and
> > computers, not books. I'm actually having to force my students to go
> > browse the stacks when they're doing research.
> >
> > sheesh...give me a printed book over an e-journal any day.
> >
> > Joanne
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > Jack C. Thompson
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:22 AM
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: security/postings
> >
> > It is probably not well-known around the world, but in Portland, Oregon,
> > USA, at Reed College, it is not uncommon for students to spend the night
> > locked in the library (did I just reveal a secret...?) conducting
> > research.
> >
> > To date, they have not destroyed the library.
> >
> > Jack
> >
> >
> >> These are very interesting to us: there are plans to allow all students
> >> and faculty in to use the library 24/7 - when there are no staff
> >> at all, just with key access. This is 400 students and 200 faculty.
> >> Any news about vandalism, breaking and entering, destruction by
> >> accidental fires etc. are of great interest. We'd also like to hear
> >> if anyone has experience in opening the doors when no staff are
> >> around...
> >> Thanks.
> >> TL Herbert
> >
> > Teri L Herbert <herbertl@xxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Thompson Conservation Lab.
> > 7549 N. Fenwick
> > Portland, Oregon 97217
> > USA
> >
> > 503/735-3942
> >
> >
> > http://www.teleport.com/~tcl
> >
> > "The lyfe so short; the craft so long to lerne."
> > Chaucer _Parlement of Foules_ 1386
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