Library Overdues On Display

Today, as part of a research project, I got to go on a field trip to a high school.

As we were waiting in the office reception area, we were watching the display on one of those electronic screens that seem to be so popular these days. You know, those flat screen monitors on the wall that flash up news and photos etc?

Well, as we were watching, the screen changed to show "Library Overdues" and then listed a dozen student names.

Seriously. How's that for public humiliation?

We joked about how the university should do that, but it would take a hundred screens to showcase all the library delinquents.

Plus, that's got to be a break of some sort of privacy rule.

I guess high school really is a whole different world.