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Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls
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Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls

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The slides from the presentation Meg Upjohn and I gave at LIANZA 2008. The paper is on

The slides from the presentation Meg Upjohn and I gave at LIANZA 2008. The paper is on

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  • 1. Library on Location: taking library services outside the library walls Meg Upjohn Deborah Fitchett University of Canterbury Library
  • 2. Library Anxiety
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • [DVD photo from Deborah]
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13. Outreach History
  • 14.  
  • 15. Books a Go-Go Contra Costa County Library, California
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18. The book goes to the man, not waiting for the man to come to the book. -Mary Titcomb The Story of the Washington County Free Library (1931)
  • 19. Washington County Library, Maryland
  • 20.
    • We realize that people can't always come to the library. So, we try to bring the library to the people. New technology gives us new ways to do that.
    • - Anne Cain
    • Director, Contra Costa County Library, California
  • 21.  
  • 22. Time
  • 23. One of our most common questions in the first few weeks of term […] is "Can you help me find room #X?" -Heather De Forest “Ask us here” coordinator at Simon Fraser University
  • 24.  
  • 25. MIT Humanities Library
  • 26. Matariki at the Marae (Christchurch)
  • 27. Place
  • 28.  
  • 29. They were thinking while walking and... there I was. -Lisa Lavoie Roving librarian at Tunxis Community College
  • 30.  
  • 31.  
  • 32. … we’re just trying to go where students already are and already are studying. -Ellen C omment on Tame the Web (http://tinyurl.com/onlocation1)
  • 33. Materials
  • 34.  
  • 35.  
  • 36. Penn State Berks
  • 37.  
  • 38.  
  • 39.  
  • 40.  
  • 41. Tunxis Community College Library
  • 42. Branding
  • 43. It would beneficial to have some type of sign that said Mobile Librarian because I had no idea what she was in the lobby for . . . -Student feedback Mobile Library trial at CSU Monterey Bay
  • 44.  
  • 45. Washington County Library
  • 46. Washington County Library, Maryland
  • 47. Tunxis Community College Library
  • 48. Interactions
  • 49.  
  • 50. It’s all about conversation… …librarians have to be accessible and adept at hosting a conversation. -Lisa Lavoie Roving librarian at Tunxis Community College
  • 51. Evaluation
  • 52.
    • Library on Location feedback card
    • Approximately how often have you visited any university library this year?
    • never a few times once a week a few times a week daily
    • How useful was the Library on Location service to you today?
    • not useful a little useful very useful
    • Other feedback, comments, suggestions?
  • 53.
    • Approximately how often have you visited any university library this year?
  • 54.
    • How useful was the Library on Location service to you today?
  • 55.
    • Other feedback, comments, suggestions?
  • 56.
    • Circulation transactions
  • 57.
    • Directional / Reference transactions
  • 58. Takeaways
  • 59. Where students are need us
  • 60. Librarian + Laptop
  • 61. You’ve gotta give a little something
  • 62. Show them some attitude!
  • 63. Books are like people: they can become good friends, and you get to know them quicker when they come halfway to meet you. -conclusion of the film Libraries on Wheels (1945)
  • 64. Questions?
  • 65. More information: http://www.deborahfitchett.com/lib_onlocation.php
  • 66. Thanks to . . .
    • Lisa Lavoie . . . . . . . . Tunxis Community College
    • Heather De Forest . . Simon Fraser University
    • Aurelia Arona . . . . . . Christchurch City Libraries
    • Billie Walker . . . . . . . Penn State Berks
    • Theresa Tobin . . . . . MIT Humanities Library
    • Pam Baker . . . . . . . . CSU Monterey Bay
  • 67. Image Credits
    • Slide 8 . . . http://www.strangersinparadise.com/sipindex.html
    • Slide 15 . . . http://www.contra-costa.lib.ca.us/locations/libraryagogo.html
    • Slide 16 . . . http://twitter.com/peterburd/statuses/773039086
    • Slide 17 . . . http://flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/1806348921/
    • . . . http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Leonardo_da_Vinci_helicopter.jpg
    • Slides 19 & 45-46 . . . http://www.whilbr.org/bookmobile/index.aspx
    • Slide 25 . . . http://www.flickr.com/photos/tat_mit/2202586594/
    • Slide 26 . . . Aurelia Arona, Kaitakawaenga, Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi/Christchurch City Libraries
    • Slide 36 . . . http://www.libraries.psu.edu/berks/cart.html
    • Slides 41 & 47 . . . http://lacuny.cuny.edu/ulj/1501/lavoie.htm
    • Additional images are original or from the Free Use Pool at http://flickr.com/groups/freeuse/pool/

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