The library should start a “respect” campaign. Today, I spent the afternoon in the library and when asking people to please stop talking in the blue zones, I was sworn at, ignored, told “oh just ignore me”, “this will only be a few seconds” and flat out “no”.
I don’t aggressively ask people to be quiet. Students who can focus with noise just don’t care.
Please implement a policy such as this one.
Thank you for sharing. The University of Toronto at Scarborough Library’s policy is a lot like ours: http://library.concordia.ca/services/studyspaces/ . I think that our problem is primarily one of space. Our student population has grown so much in the last few years. It only takes a small number of uncaring individuals to make a situation escalate out of control, especially when everyone is under so much stress.
I have heard a lot from people who want silent (blue) study zones, yet our orange zones are very popular. What do you think? Is it true that you “just don’t care”?