There’s no ‘shushing’ in college libraries

Ya just can’t do any better than an article with the word shushing right in the title. There’s no ‘shushing’ in college libraries comes from the Palm Beach Post and takes a look at the “Barnes and Noble-ization” of the traditional book-lined bunker.

New teaching styles that promote collaboration have led to fewer cubicle-style study seats and more technology-equipped rooms where groups of students can put together power-point presentations and turn their term papers into multimedia projects.

Gone are the head-high cabinets of card catalogs and signs requesting “Quiet.” Discussion is encouraged in new university libraries.

Books haven’t been replaced yet, but a plethora of online publications means there are fewer uses for the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature and less huffing it to the fourth floor to find a magazine.