Another library flash mob

May 1, 2009 by

Another library flash mob

I linked a few months ago to a flash mob at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. More recently, several hundreds of students tried to enter the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga library during finals week. Two nights ago, it the was the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky to be visited by, depending of what you read, 300 to 1500 students. Knowing the building, basically a large 6-storied tube, the noise must have been deafening.

Is this a increasing trend or is it more covered by the media? While I think the students have good intentions, the possibility of injury is present (crowd surfing, jumping off the building like at UTC). And, how does the event ends? At UNC, the crowd seemed to disperse rapidly on its own. At UTC, security shot mace over the crowd. At UK, someone pulled the fire alarm. Do you know of a library emergency plan that cover that situation?

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