Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
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Thanks for the help last weekend; do you want another one?

Hello people; and biggest thanks to those who helped me out (women and men) with my questions about Women working in ICT/Engineering last week. You were all most helpful! Gems of wisdom gathered here and on Facebook include the revelation that you shouldn't assume your workplace won't throw up problematically sexist individuals and attitudes even though it's a supposedly ethical environment; that you don't have to be any particular kind of woman to work in technical areas actually, and that a bit more recognition of this fact would help; and that this work area gets a general thumbs up because of the money, the way jobs grow, progress and change, and the nice workmates!

Any extra thoughts you have on that first question, do weigh in. But if you're ready to think about something else, I would like you to consider the passionate subject of public libraries, and this time you all get to see the answers as they happen:

Poll #1972417 My public library and me

Why do you visit the library?

Regularly, to get out books
7(13.0%)
For a quiet place to sit/work/relax
8(14.8%)
To get books, films or music I wouldn't buy myself
12(22.2%)
For bookclub or other library events
0(0.0%)
Because I want libraries to stay open
11(20.4%)
For rhymetime or to keep children occupied
2(3.7%)
Research, course reading or investigation
3(5.6%)
I work or volunteer there
2(3.7%)
To look at books or enjoy the atmosphere
6(11.1%)
I can't remember the last time I visited the library
3(5.6%)

None of those reasons are why I visit the library, which is this:

On the whole I think libraries:

Were important when I was young, but now we have the internet
0(0.0%)
Are still important for reasons I will give below
6(26.1%)
Will be less important in the future
2(8.7%)
Will be more important in the future
0(0.0%)
Will always be important
15(65.2%)

Imagine a library of the future, what would it look like? Go to comments if you don't have enough space

My favourite thing in the library is:

The books
19(50.0%)
The librarians
4(10.5%)
The robots
1(2.6%)
The robot librarians
2(5.3%)
Old musicals in the DVD section
2(5.3%)
Everything
6(15.8%)
Nothing
1(2.6%)
Snowflake
3(7.9%)


In other news; I'm in Cambridge tomorrow for Dave's Solstice do. Late notice I know, but anyone fancy meeting up?
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