Monday, July 16, 2007

Computer screens, Touching

When helping library patrons with computer-related problems, be sure to touch your finger to their computer screens. This is especially important when patrons are using their own laptops. The greasy fingerprints you leave on their screens will serve as reminders of "where to click" once they leave and are no longer within reach of your pointing extremities.

8 comments:

Finger Lickin' Good Librarian said...

I lick the oil off my finger before touching the screen.

Anonymous said...

I have this issue with my coworkers; some cannot stand to see a pristine monitor. Even though I can see what they are talking about and I am set to click, they still insist on trying to push their greasy index figure through the monitor. ARGH!

Anonymous said...

Don’t you love it when you try to show a patron how to use a library resource (because they claim to be computer illiterate) and they tap the monitor to show you where to type?

Monster Library Student said...

Awesome! I hate when patrons touch my screen...YUCKO! Then I have to wipe off their potato chip eating finger prints once they have walked away. Good way to get them back! Ha ha!

librarian against fingerprints said...

That's where fresh moist towelettes really come in handy!

the teach said...

You are funny! But I guess you knew that already.

BTW I'm a librarian too.:)

Woeful said...

Yet another thing that makes me Woeful.

Kevin Musgrove said...

How many fresh towelettes does it take to choke a co-worker?