Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Not So Paranoid After All

One of the suggestions I wanted is finally being implemented in Library X.

Non-UZ patrons can only access six of the computers within the library, and they have to stand to use them. None of the other computers will allow the public login.

This only began tonight, and those computers have already become prime real estate. Plus they've beefed up the porn policy. If patrons can't show proof that they are viewing sexually explicit material for academic reasons, then the patrons must stop viewing that material and may be asked to leave. If they are involved in academic work, we're to move them to a more secluded/private location. I'm thinking a utility closet.

And yes, it could be academic. Deep Throat and Behind the Green Door have been put on reserve before. A censorship class had to watch these gems.

Back to the policy changes, we're supposedly going to have an age requirement very soon too. No one under the age of sixteen can be in the library without adult accompaniment. That will be a very good thing.

So I'm not paranoid or a complete bitca, or at least, not the only one. Things are changing, and it's all for the good.


Blogger Spike said...

Did they also issue you you a steel ruler for whacking library patrons who're whacking off whilst surfing porn? That'd sort the sheep out from the goats.

10:42 PM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger MadameBoffin said...

Now how do I sign up for that censorship class? At least I won't be bored with the class material!

12:28 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Linda said...

A steel ruler or a raincoat? Yuck. When I worked at a university we had a guy who would come in quite often for that purpose and he finally got caught and ejected (tee hee) from the library.

10:52 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

No steel ruler and no tasers, but I have my own pepper spray, and I wield a mean newspaper rod.

The best part of all this is that the IT guys decided to surprise attack us with the changes. They said they'd do the changeover at midnight, but then decided 5pm was better and much hilarity did not ensue.

7:02 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Spike said...

They live on GeekTime.

11:09 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Nike said...

We have the under 16 rule. Actually it's no one under 14 is allowed in the library alone. You have to be accompanied by a parent or actual registered library user AT ALL TIMES.
It's nice when it works.

10:15 PM, January 28, 2006  

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