Thursday, March 20, 2014

I’m guilty of breaking this library rule

Sign taped to wood paneling reads in small letters, upper left: 'Yes, we know that you are in Library School. Yes, we know that you know Dewey Decimal. Nonetheless.' In large letters, centered horizontally and vertically: 'Please Do Not Reshelve Materials.' In small letters, lower right: 'Leave materials on any library cart or table when you are finished.'
SLIS ‘Do Not Reshelve’ Sign by LibraryKitty on Flickr
Licensed for use under Creative Commons
What can I say? Among specific rules enforced in real libraries, I’m guilty of reshelving books that I’ve removed from nonfiction shelves. Granted, shelving is a regular part of my day at Bellview Elementary School library but, let us say, I am guilty of “extracurricular” shelving as well.

Originally posted by LibraryKitty on Flickr, the photo documents library signage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Science Library. It and other photos documenting specific library rules were curated by John Brandon for

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