Friday, May 9, 2008

Hot Dog Cart Goes Reference

What a cool way to reach the users where they are. See the Ask Cart at Penn State at Berks Thun Library.

From the site:
"The ASK cart (actual hotdog cart) is a mobile library service offered by the Thun Library to provide reference assistance. Designed as a simple, effective and fun approach to faculty and student outreach, the Library Dude aka Billie Walker and other librarians offer on-the-spot information and/or reference assistance outdoors.

Equipped with wireless laptop and various goodies (highlighters, candy, etc.) the librarians at Berks are increasing visibility and awareness of reference service (one-on-one consultations, specialized databases, etc.) and library resources (podcast, bestsellers, etc). So when you see the ASK cart please give a shout-out to the Library Dude!"

Thanks to Jenny Levine for posting this via Sarah Miller on Facebook.

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