As a college student, I worked at the circulation desk in the library. One cold December day during finals week, I was sitting at the desk and a professor walked in. Not an unusual occurrence. He approached the desk looking like he was in need of assistance. After a poignant pause, he said: “It smells like hoodies and stress in here.” I cracked up. It was true, and even more entertaining coming from the college’s lone anthropologist. [excerpt]
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Bowen, Stephanie, "Hoodies and Stress: The Dynamics of a Library Environment" (2013). Blogging the Library. 61.