Wednesday, December 16, 2015
What-to-Know Wednesday : Library Etiquette During Finals Week
I hope finals week is going smoothly for everyone. We're almost there! Just a few more days to go. And if you're looking for any extra motivation, look no further than the @knightlifeVT Instagram! I'm heading up the account this week through Sunday, so if you haven't been following along yet, it's not too late to start!
As you know, this will be my final post of the semester!! Stories of St. Mike's will be going dark until spring semester starts, but be sure to tune in then for my video overview of Christmas break!
Anyway, let's get down to business.
You'll never find the library and academic buildings as packed as you will during finals week. Tensions are high, and everyone has something to study for. That being said, it's important that you follow a few unwritten rules of decorum in any and all study spaces. Take note!
1.) Silence Those Phones!
No offense, but no one came to the library to listen to the incessant buzzing of your group chat. Skip vibrate and go straight to silent...please and thank you! You'll avoid upsetting a lot of already stressed, tense study-ers.
2.) Saving Seats Is Not Cool
We get it...it's tough to nail down a room in the academic buildings or a space in the library when literally everyone is running around trying to snag their favorite spot. But not only is leaving your stuff in an empty room while you go to Alliot a little risky (your laptop is in plain view, people!!), but it's also pretty rude. If you're leaving the room, you're giving up the room!
3.) Private Rooms vs. Shared Spaces
If you're heading to the library for a group study sesh, be mindful of where you decide to set up camp. Chances are you're going to be chatting at least a little, so don't inconvenience all the solo study-ers in the silent area. A private room in the library or a classroom in the academic buildings is far more suitable!
Good luck, happy studying, and happy holidays!! See you in 2016!