Monday, March 22, 2010

Volume, Pump down the

Never admonish library patrons for listening to their headphones too loudly.  Instead, a librarian should stand beside the offending patron, dance a vigorous MC Hammer dance, and say, "Wow!  I'm really digging that jam!"  Your endorsement will render the patron's coolness null and void, and send him or her running out of the library in embarrassment.

7 comments:

uberlibrarian said...

That dancing librarian was the coolest thing I've seen today. I think I will try that with my patrons...

Anonymous said...

Or say " we can't quite hear it down in the basement book stack - can you turn it up a bit?"

Anonymous said...

I have absolutely done this.

Anonymous said...

The 'old lady' looks about 45-50 (younger than me - yikes!)- PatDux

Anonymous said...

Love this. We usually just settle for dancing badly behind the desk in the staff area - which also works well for most cell phone rings.

Gary Klein said...

Check out this potential fund raising project via Quiet Study Program at my alma mater's library.

http://www.ubspectrum.com/life/reclaiming-the-libraries-1.1289380

Rachel in Missouri said...

That's what my husband does when a student's cell phone goes off in class. He does his Cell Phone Dance.