Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Public Libraries and the "Lost User"

Link to November 10 Opinions of a Wolf blogpost, "I Am A Librarian, And I Am A Lost User".

Lost user is defined as "someone who used to be a regular library user, but stopped going".

Excerpt: Yes, I know, people could easily claim I’m the one at fault in all of this. ("Wolfy" offers 5 reasons why she is a lost user.) If I was more organized, it wouldn’t be stressful. If free books really mattered to me, I would make the time. Etc…. Sorry, but that’s just not my reality. My reality is I have very little time. I feel guilty if I hold onto books way past when they’re due not to mention then I have to pay fines. Reading is supposed to be relaxing, calming, and convenient. My local public library just doesn’t make it that way for me.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thank you for the link to my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed the post.