Nydia, one of the minor charcters in Shadowshaper is an academic librarian at Columbia University. She helps the protaganist, Sierra, with finding information on a former professor in Cultural Anthropology. Intrigued by her query, she gives Sierra her cell phone number to keep in touch if she has follow up questions on her research.
I like Sierra and all, but I wouldn’t have given my cell phone number to any library patron to call me about research. Nope. No. Nah.
Keep in mind, it’s a YA Fantasy book, so I accepted faded murals that cry, chalk figures that can come to life, and haints like it’s a possibility in the real world. But me giving my personal cell phone number to a patron to contact me after work hours? The novel just got fantastical. 😀
But that’s just me. Perhaps my customer service is not on Nydia’s level. Would you have given up the digits?