Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Rambling Rover 9/8/09
First night of the experiment. Took the laptop on the cheap little rolling stand from CVS and rambled around the library with it for about 15 minutes at 7:35. The idea is to drum up some reference business without blatantly interrupting anyone’s studying. I got one question – “where do I get the book my professor put in the library for us?” – reserve – and a few smiles. Felt a little self-conscious and made a point of walking slowly and retracing part of my route. The little cart rolls easily and reasonably quietly, and is sufficiently maneuverable to get around chairs, packs, recycle bins, etc. I’ll try it again next week.