Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 14. 1966.
The type of student who spends the next greatest amount of time in the library is the Dilettante. You can see the Dilettante any day during the week, between 10 and four o'clock. He usually begins the day by reading the paper and pointing out articles of interest to friends, near whom he always sits. The Dilettante never misses his morning and afternoon trip to the caf for coffee and gossip. The girl Dilettante is a good dresser, for she must daily impress the same crowd of fellow studiers; the boy Dilettante maintains a sportive air by a weekly game Of squash. The Dilettante aims to establish a balance between the intellectual and social benefits of the library. His life blends solitude and colloquy. He intersperses 8 genuine questing after knowledge with easy pleasantry, or vice versa. The Dilettante lends to the library a certain festive spirit; for him. it is a very pleasant place.