Monday, November 16, 2009

Roving Librarians

Did you know there is such a thing as a "roving librarian"? They roam freely in search of patrons with pressing information needs. They are not tied to a reference desk, or even a library. They are librarians without borders. Be on the lookout. They are out there roving, right now. You never know when one might come up and ask you how your retrieval is going and if you need a need search strategy. Emboldened by wireless, handheld devices and remote access to online databases, these librarians have taken to the streets, and they may be headed your way.


  1. I wonder if they need roving library assistants? I have heard of something like this....?? I think the librarian had a cool book bus too.

    Oh yeah, I've been meaning to tell you this: I like your new blog description and this:
    "a free human who yearns to play the cosmic chord on trombone and oscillates for peace daily"
    we should all oscillate for peace!

  2. i love the idea of roving librarians! is this something that happens only in college or university libraries? because these rovers sure could be an asset in a public library, if only to keep the transients from monopolizing the computers or sleeping in the doorways all day.