Landscape (1930), by Unknown
Many of you have likely read about the “all digital” public library that opened in Bexar County, Texas just last week. BiblioTech, as it's appropriately named, proudly boasts the title of “The Country's First Digital Public Library,” but what does that really mean? As it suggests, it's a building completely devoid of books. When Bexar County residents venture into this establishment, they won't hear a quiet shuffle of papers but a muted hum of dozens of computers, tablets, and eReaders, and perhaps a few disgruntled murmurs of patrons attemp...
Mask (circa 1955), by Heinz Isler
Untitled (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown
Great October Socialist Revolution Celebration Annual Demonstration (1930)
Mother and Child (c.1920), by Rothman Administrator
A Room At No. 9 University Place. Teachers College. (Date Not Known) (n/a, 1900-1950), by Photographer: Unknown
Japan, Tokyo, Autumn Foliage, Ueno Park (c.1920)
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And welcome/welcome back to TC!
In light of our recent discussions about dealing with difficult patrons, I found this story of a bad customer encounter useful for thinking about what disturbs me most about problem patrons -- rudeness and disregard for those providing service.