What I Wasn't Taught in Library School...

What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School… what to wear, what to wear?

My advice for new children’s librarians would be to only wear “machine wash” clothing to work at the public library.  I discovered this the day the kindergartner locked herself into the bathroom stall in the public bathroom during their class visit to the library.  Since her teacher was a man, he wasn’t comfortable going into the women’s room to rescue her.  So guess who got to wriggle under the stall to calm the crying girl and unlock to door?

Nothing like contact with the floor of a public bathroom and your dry-clean-only blouse to change your shopping patterns…

Jennifer Duffy
Kingsgate Library

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