Sunday, November 15, 2009
Beer and Books
It is all about advocacy! We had Friday drinks in the library by moving a portable bar with snacks in the conversation area of the secondary space.
It is a nice space, with just enough room to be cozy without being cramped and everyone enjoyed being there, but, the best part was some of the comments from staff ....
"I have never been in this part of the library before, this is great", "I didn't realise you stocked so many cool magazines - I'll have to come back on Monday to check them out".
So even though there was a bit of a mess to clean up, and some of our male staff tried to shelve the beers under the dewey system according to country (funny! - thankfully we found them whilst cleaning up), it was a great PR exercise and got staff into the library and noticing the resources without them knowing what was happening.
Beer and books - what a fun afternoon!