The silent zones still don’t work. I had a group of students laugh at me today because I simply asked them to stop standing around a study carrel and talk.
I used the library chat feature to ask for security to come. I was told one was sent, but during the remaining 45 minutes that I was there none came.
Until the library decides to enforce consequences for students who talk, the blue and orange zones will remain nothing more than a nice (but meaningless) concept.
Students understand the rules. It’s not an education issue. It’s a matter of convenience: “If I speak to my friend for a few minutes, I might do better on my midterm. If I talk and get caught, the only consequence is absolutely nothing.”
This is my 5th and final year at Concordia. The blue and orange zones have existed since my 1st year. It’s quite disappointing that I still cannot find a silent
place to study at the downtown campus.
I am very sorry that you have been disappointed in trying to find a silent study space on the downtown campus. I have forwarded your message to the Libraries’ Administration. Thank you for writing.