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Respect Campaign in the Library 

R.E.S.P.E.C.T  -  Aretha Franklin sang about it ... Rodney Dangerfield complained he never got any. Respect is a simple thing that our parents taught us, but sometimes gets forgotten in day to day life.

To help draw attention to this important matter, the library has launched a Respect Campaign. This campaign is a reminder to everyone to "Respect the space and Respect one another".  The campaign focuses on 4 different characters: Noisy Nelly, Messy Jessie, Greedy Gus, and Entitled Edward.  The traits that are shown are based on common complaints the library receives, particularly during exams.  Let's work together to create a space that everyone can enjoy.

RESPECT: treating others the way you wish to be treated.  Holding a door open for someone; listening to each others views; seeing people for who they are; not being selfish with space; following the rules.  These are just a few examples of respect in our daily lives. Small things can make a big difference.

Spreading the Message

​Interested in tweeting along with your McMaster University Libraries about how respect looks on campus and in the library? Use the #MacLibRESPECT hashtag! Let us know by including us in the conversation:

  • McMaster University Library: @maclibraries
  • Innis Library: @innisbizlib
  • Mills Library: @MacMillsLibrary
  • Thode Library: @ThodeLibrary

Don't forget that the Regulations Governing Personal Behaviour in the University Library (Mills, Innis & Thode) document is a really good place to start for ideas on how to be respectful in the Library.

More to come!