Library campaign aims to nix Noisy Nelly


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 about in day-to-day life.

Respect is all about treating others the way you’d want to be treated. Holding a door open for someone; listening to each other’s 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.

To help draw attention to this, library staff officially launched the Respect Campaign on Tuesday afternoon in the lobby of Mills Memorial Library. This campaign is a reminder to everyone to “respect the space and respect one another.” Ultimately, the goal is to make McMaster’s libraries enjoyable spaces for everyone.

The campaign focuses on four 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.

Watch the video below to learn more about this new campaign:

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