Thursday, November 08, 2012

Unpopular policies, Introducing

When introducing unpopular changes in library services, do so with intentionally bad grammar and spelling. Your library’s patrons will be so infuriated and distracted by the mistakes in the sign reading, “Their will now be a $5 fee for you’re use of the libraries staplers,” they won’t protest the policy itself.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Actually, and unfortunately, I don't think they'd notice grammar and spelling mistakes at all. But maybe that's because I work in a academic library. :-(

Anonymous said...

Gosh, you're an optimist, Polite Librarian. A lot of our patrons wouldn't even notice. Hell, some of our STAFF wouldn't. :o/

Anonymous said...

Do it on social media. They'll notice. People will come out of the woodwork to correct you. The next people will say that they, also, caught the error and tut, tut. It will probably be the only way these people ever interact with you online.

Not that this has happened to me and I'm still bitter about it.

Anonymous said...

You mean some libraries have patrons that actually read policy signs?

Scriptor Senex said...

Brilliant!

nemullins said...

Yeah, all my patrons are illiterate anyway and only use the library to get on their facebook accounts.