So here we are! Day three researching in Ft Wayne. I've already found quite a bit of stuff. Good stuff.
But I've got to ask - Are there no limitations anywhere? I remember growing up and when we were in school and went to the library, we were always told that people were reading or studying and that we were to be quiet. Fast forward XX years. Doesn't seem that way anymore.
It would seem that anything goes anymore. I will admit that I do my best "studying" when its at least semi-quiet. Granted you can't always get that. I do understand its not always possible. But in a library? Really?
It seems that some of the "offenders" are people who work here. One reason I sit where I sit is because I want to avoid alot of chatter. I want to be able to focus on what I am reading. On Saturday a lady managed to make her way into the area where I have set up camp. She was older and a little slow moving. She was SO LOUD, she sent her "son/nephew/grandson" to get a desk worker to help her. HUH? She walked right past the desk to get here... anyway the desk worker was even more loud. It was impossible to even hear yourself think. When I went to the desk to inquire about the racket, I was told "this isn't a hush hush library"... So let me get this straight, Its okay to be loud and noisy, doesn't matter at all? Seriously? I had headphones on and I could hear those two.
Now today, chatty Cathy and her co-worker who are typing in city directories have been chatting quite vocally now for over 45 minutes. Desk works go by and no one seems to care. Its almost like the library has taken on a coffee shop type atmosphere. I must say I'm disappointed. Cell phones going off, people holding conversations, desk workers who talk so loud you can hear them in adjoining rooms? REALLY? Maybe that's why alot of people stay home and research on line... they don't want to deal with these sort of things. I dunno... what do you think??
FYI - the desk worker did come and apologize for being overly loud. Apology accepted.
Happy (and noise diminished) Researching!