perks of being a librarian near a college
So, it was with much excitement that Prairie Dawn and I headed over to Sticks College recently to set up a table for the Freshman Welcome--a day where students can acquaint themselves with all the various students organizations and groups--which gave us the opportunity to meet and greet new students, but most importantly of all, to give out LIBRARY CARDS!
One of the stats libraries track is how many users they have, so why not amp up those numbers by making free library cards available to students?! I'm assuming that a lot of these these kids may never actually make it into our library, and that if they do come to our library they may never actually use their cards, but what matters most is that we've at least given these students another tool to use in their educational pursuits! And we've increased our stats while doing it--WIN WIN! I am high five-ing myself right now. (insert awkward turtle here)
How many cards do you think we gave out in 2 hours time?
137 library cards