I. SOLVING THE PROBLEM PATRON
If you’ve known me a long time, it may come as a surprise to learn that I was a library problem patron.
(If you haven’t known me a long time, this is especially funny because my first career was in academic libraries.)
As a kid, I used to take out piles and piles of books at a time. And then I’d read them all – and return or renew them on time. No problems. I did the same with school libraries until I got to college. I may have had a fine or two in high school, but nothing serious – and no repeat offenses.
Once I was working in libraries, I either returned or renewed on time – how not, when I was working in one every day?
I didn’t realize how spoiled I was.