The library staff no longer shush people: they can chat, laugh, talk on the phone, even eat noisily if they want!
And yes, that sentence remains deliberately ambiguous!
This morning I was training a couple of members of staff to use our new shelf scanners (and admittedly I do have a rather booming voice) when I got shushed by a member of the public who was trying to revise!
No, we don't provide any quiet areas for study any more.
Still, I don't think I am the first member of library staff to be accused of being noisy.
Noisy Library Staff
Noisy Library, Peaceful Mind from Eva's Book Addiction.
Southwark Noisy Library Day on Flickr
Letter to The Times from Sue Mckenzie, President of the Association of London Chief Librarians
A noisy library is a joyful thing