I find the study zones are helping in the library, but
I would like to make a suggestion that I find will not
be too intrusive. Some people, as they’ve told me flat
out when I asked them to stop talking, seem to believe
Silent Study means whispering is acceptable. I find
this on a daily basis.
I’d suggest update the signage, and possibly increase
it, with a note that Silent Study means “Absolutely NO
I agree that people will need time to adjust to the
zones. However, at this point, I think the situation
is pretty stable. It’s not going to get better or
worse, without any changes. I don’t believe this
suggestion is overtly difficult, nor will people be
offended. However, silent study really needs to mean
that the only sounds people will hear are papers
shuffling and and footsteps. For some people, even the
lowest whisper is distracting.
Thank you very much for your suggestion.