You Can Now Rent a ZipCar at Nine Branches of the Brooklyn Public Library
A smart idea and wins for the Brooklyn Public Library (brings people to the library, library as community hub, etc.), ZipCar (more locations and community involvement), and users (visit the library before or after you pickup or dropoff your rented car).
Btw, BPL card holders receive a $30 credit for registering with ZipCar and each car is named after a famous Brooklyn author or character.
From the ZipCar Web Site: (via Brooklyn Public Library):
We bow to the inventors of this whole sharing thing. The library. They got it way before the rest of us. Borrow it. Use it. Return it. Then it’s someone else’s turn. Genius. What’s even better? You can double the sharing when you go to the library in Brooklyn.
Bedford: Zip in Francie Nolan, Margaret Wise Brown & Alfred Kazin
Park Slope: Zip in Marianne Moore & Walt Whitman
Bay Ridge: Zip in Isaac Asimov & Richard Wright
Windsor Terrace: Zip in Hart Crane & Willy Loman
Coney Island: Zip in Maurice Sendak & Bernard Malamud
Flatbush: Zip in William Styron & Ezra Jack Keats
Bushwick: Zip in Alma Singer & Rona Jaffe
Saratoga: Zip in Jackie Gleason & Lionel Essrog
Walt Whitman: Zip in Joe Kavalier & Knuffle Bunny
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.