I use to work for the city library service and know that soon that staff are expected to be wearing uniforms very soon. I think this is disgusting. Staff are having a difficult time in expressing their opinions about the uniform. As far as I am concerned this is a complete waste of public money. Staff have not been consulted and their opinions have been ignored. I feel that many users of the library will feel intimidated being faced with staff wearing uniforms. Libraries are not like other city council facilities, we deal with many types of people and are seen -I hope-as a non threatening neutral space. I remember one customer asking if I was going to search him as he left the library-that was what he was used to in his own country. Wearing a uniform will just make the vulnerable feel worse.
I think many of the great long term staff in the library service will leave the service as they will not be able to support wearing a uniform.
If you find time, it would be great if people write to the Evening Post etc and let others know about this issue.