Mentalfloss.com, online purveyors in bizarre, quirky, and nerdy trivia, recently published an interesting library-themed blog list – 9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries.
Looking beyond the unimaginative stock photo of a bun-sporting, cardigan-draped, grandma frames-spectacled, corrective shoes-hobbled, and eternally shush-ing librarian stereotype that alerts the reader, “this post is about libraries and the author is too lazy to move beyond an outdated and trite sitcom convention”
–come on mental_floss, you are better than that–
the post makes a good, albeit unintended, point.
Libraries and particularly smaller, specialized libraries like ours often create policies that at first glance may seem silly or annoying, but are necessary to ensure welcoming and comfortable space as well as reliable resources for group and individual study and research.
I am linking below to a list of policies governing patrons use of the Law Library. Each of these polices was created with the best of intentions to better support you and your fellow researchers. As always we welcome your questions and ideas on how better to do so -including sunsetting outdated or irrelevant policies (or heaven forbid, the creation of new ones).
Law Library Policies: http://law.gsu.edu/library/2047.html