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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 06:05 PM
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130. I've been a librarian for over 15 years...
Edited on Fri Apr-04-08 06:19 PM by KansDem
5 years in academic libraries and over 10 years at the public library.

The Public Library--
I've seen drug deals go down,
broken up sex acts in the men's room stalls,
weeded and thrown away books that had been urinated on,
been threatened,
had the finger flipped at me numerous times,
summoned housekeeping to clean what was suspected of being ejaculate,
saw numerous "sexually-explicit" images on the public computers (we can't say "porn"),
saw vomit in the drinking fountains,
broken up fights,
been subjected to rude behavior on a regular basis,
been subjected to uncivil language on a regular basis,
summoned housekeeping to clean up human feces on the carpet,
saw prostitutes lining up their next "Johns,"
summoned housekeeping to clean up urine on chairs,
dealt with drunks and druggies,
dealt with people who I suspected had emotional and mental problems.

I say enough...I've had enough

I'm looking to get out...

This wasn't the "public library" described to me during my MLS days...

Something needs to be done, but I hope I'm not around to do it...

on edit: Sound familiar?
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