Stand and deliver

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Stand To Work If You Like, But Don’t Brag About The Benefits
Angus Chen
Shots | Health News from NPR
17 March 2016

Feel like you’re missing out on the standing desk trend? After all that talk about “standing is the new smoking” it turns out that there is no science to support the fad. So you can safely — and comfortably — remain seated.

Well, mea culpa. I’ve been standing at work for nearly two years and have sold many people on the wonders of my versatile Veridesk. Those of us who work in our San Mateo office recently relocated and a feature of our new digs are desks that adjust up and down. In Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Headquarters is undergoing renovations (a procedure somewhere in between a face lift and open heart surgery). And we’re not alone in sprucing up our spaces. We’ve seen (at our Library in the Life of the User meeting and elsewhere) that libraries everywhere are taking a fresh look at their spaces. Smart space projects keep a door open to future reconfiguration — for example, the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary features raised floors (for ease of moving wiring) and movable walls.

Darn it, I like standing…



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