Psssssssssssssssssssst! In der Bibliothek will man es vor allem still und leise …

Laura Miller hat im Salon einen Beitrag mit dem Titel: Bring back shushing librarians. Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?“ verfasst und eine Studie des Pew Research Centers ausgewertet.

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” polled a nationally representative sample of 2,252 Americans about what they get, and want, from public libraries. Like many such studies, the Pew survey is so focused on unusual programs and activities not typically associated with libraries that it tends to overlook the mere provision of a peaceful place to read and think. Nevertheless, the parts of the report dedicated to what people really want from their libraries makes the public’s wishes clear.

Man will vor allem „librarians to help people find information”, “borrowing books,” sowie “free access to computers and the Internet”. Aber …

“Quiet study spaces for adults and children” comes in fourth, and here is where the results go rogue. The percentage of people who consider quiet spaces to be a very important element in any public library is 76, only one percentage point less than the value given to computer and Internet access. A relatively silent place to read is almost exactly as valuable to these people as the Internet!

Quelle: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/31/bring_back_shushing_librarians/

Siehe auch: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/02/06/should-libraries-shush/

via http://designinglibraries.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=331

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