Monday, April 16, 2012

Search and Research #157

There are few things more annoying to me in the library than watching students "fix" a printer or some other piece of equipment. I mean, I'm right there at the desk, they can see me...why wouldn't they ask for help? However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit I'm guilty of the same thing when I'm outside the library, and I encounter stuff malfunctioning...paper towel dispensers for instance. I have a bit of expertise in how paper towel dispensers work, so if I find one jammed, I have no problem opening it up and fixing it. I'm sure the folks in charge of them would be equally as frustrated. Anyway...enjoy!

1 comment:

Angie said...

A familiar woe. The copier is jammed, and instead of asking for help, I've seen patrons do anything from opening up the paper tray to unplugging it to messing with the rollers on the inside. That's about when I step in and say, "Why don't you let me help you." It's not that I'm usually doing anything more than a person with common sense would think to do, but let's face it--many patrons lack in that department.