Not All Heroes Wear Masks (But Maybe They Should) is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenter: Robert Perret
Track: Academic, Public, School, & Special Libraries
Abstract: There will be many challenges facing libraries as they reopen, but one of the most challenging may be trying to manage safe behaviors in patrons, particularly if your library is taking a soft approach to enforcing efforts like social distancing and masks. This poster will describe methods for suggesting desired behavior to patrons through environmental design and behavior cues even if you do not have the budget (or authority) to make big changes. We can make the library safer for patrons and ourselves with practical, thoughtful approaches to patron services and patron spaces.
About the Presenter: Robert Perret works in Special Collections and Instruction at the University of Idaho. Years of experience with classroom management have informed best practices for encouraging the best behavior in patrons even when there may be no hard and fast rules.