This Just In: Library Science Professor Has Never Been To a Library?

Reports remain inconclusive at this time, but we do know this:

At approximately 11:47 AM, Eastern Standard Time, on March 30th, 2010, a library science professor who shall remain unnamed was presenting data to a class on computer use in America.

Professor: So since this percentage of people use computers at the library, we can infer they don’t have them at home.
Someone in class: No, you can’t. What if they just want to use the library’s databases or programs?
Someone else: They could just need to go to the library to print.
Professor: I don’t know about that. Printing is so expensive! For toner and things. I’m not sure how libraries deal with that.
The Class: (stares)
Me: Chapel Hill Public charges ten cents a page.
Someone else: Yeah…. so do all of them.

She seemed genuinely surprised that you could print things at a library. I’m not saying this means she’s never been in a library ever, but maybe not since 1985. I’ll continue to gather data on this…

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