BeBo or the natural ebullience of GenerationY

It has been an interesting experience managing the user environment   – we have had a customer who very quickly made herself at home in the APN study area and who resents anyone else who uses the room! There is always a tension between encouraging young people to use the area and making sure that their natural ebullience and very vocal enjoyment of YouTube, BeBo etc does not inhibit or discourage older users. Always a balancing act in a modern library!

Kate’s Story – Westport Library

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One response to “BeBo or the natural ebullience of GenerationY

  1. Two weeks in here at CHB District Libraries and already we are finding some very interesting patron patterns. A couple of “older” newspaper readers now rush through their reading so they can get onto Google Earth and I spent some time with them this morning going through it with them. I also had input from a Gen Y which was great to see as they don’t tend to mix as a rule.
    N
    Ngai – Central Hawkes Bay District Libraries

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