My academic colleagues at Robertson Library, University of PEI, have a lovely new wayfinding sign at the entrance to the library; it’s very well-designed, and will be a big help to patrons:
What strikes me as odd, though, is the library tagline used at the top of the sign: “Your place to get work done!”
Of all of the ways I would choose to describe a library, “a place to get work done” would appear very low on the list.
“Your place to explore the wonders of the universe!”
“Your wormhole to knowledge!”
“Your collegial gateway to insights through resources!”
“Your place for books, computers and coffee!”
“Your place to rock your learning with secret library sauce!”
But “get work done”?!
Libraries are amazing assemblages of people, tools and resources. They are not workhouses.