Solano County library manager earns s...

Solano County library manager earns state honor

There are 3 comments on the The Reporter story from Oct 15, 2010, titled Solano County library manager earns state honor. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Jan Stevens, the library manager who oversees the Cultural Center and Town Square branches of Vacaville Public Library as well as the Rio Vista Library, has received a California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners Award for her work with the Vacaville Library Commission.

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Alameda, CA

#1 Oct 15, 2010
If she could manage to keep the library a quiet place for people to read and study, now that would be deserving of a award. The computer room is frequently populated with noisy people talking to each other and on cell phones. Putting up a new sign every month does no good. You need to start removing disruptive people from the library, and keeping them out with restraining orders if necessary. The library should not be a dumping ground for parents who cannot afford a baby sitter to watch their unruly welfare meal tickets.

San Francisco, CA

#2 Oct 15, 2010
I agree with most of this except for the putdown of poor people and their children. A lot of people can't help being poor these days.
Lack of respect in the library is just a part of the general lack of respect for many institutions today.
Restraining orders? Let's get real. There's usually a security guard on site to preserve order. You can personally bring the problem to the proper person's attention.

Alameda, CA

#3 Oct 17, 2010
Oh silly me, I should have realized that it's ok to be a noisy brat if you are poor.

The restraining order might be the best tool of all to weed out those behavior-challenged children and adults.

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