Mary Whisner, On Asking for Help, 92 Law Libr. J. 377 (2000), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/librarians-articles/55
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Women will ask for directions, but men won't. Whether that stereotype is true or not, it is certainly true that while some library patrons will ask for help, many others will not. Ms. Whisner suggests that there is a range of reasons for not asking and that librarians should keep these in mind when devising ways to assist their patrons.