Some book re-shelvers have no consideration of how much noise they make. I understand it's hard to move around books without making any noise, but there's a huge difference between slamming the books around and placing them gently. Some of us are here to study and the noise makes a huge difference for us. Everyone, whether they work here or are studying here, needs to be more conscientious about themselves.
From: a graduate student
Patricia Selinger, Head of Preservation, replies...
It's true that reshelving can sometimes be a noisy task. We have a number of students working in the stacks and many of them are new to VCU this semester. We will be sure to communicate that care must be taken to handle books correctly and be conscientious of those studying. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.