On a recent visit to leading Business School Libraries in the United States, I could not help but smile at their rows of staplers lining the reference desks. It felt like home. We were not alone.
This morning I got this article in my Inbox – Staplercide! by Jason Vance. Well worth a read – gives good insight (with a smile) into the life cycle of the stapler and student behavior. I was rather surprised to read the students at Indiana University Law library using their feet to get staples through thick packs (this happened in 2000 – maybe they’ve evolved). Why I was surprised, I don’t know, because our students are not far off – our staplers usually get attacked with fists.
Long live the Library Stapler!!!!