I ran across the idea of Librarian Trading Cards the other day and thought it could be a fun to try it out at our library. Trading cards are basically creative versions of business cards used to market library services.
Librarians at Gould Library created librarian trading cards for Subject liason librarians to have available at the Reference desk to pass out to students:
Carleton's Gould Library Librarian Trading Cards http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/help/help/liaisons/cards/
Another college used this idea and made its own set of cards:
Williams College Librarian Trading Cards
There is now a Flickr group for Librarian Trading Cards:
Flickr Librarian Trading Cards
and a free tool to create a Trading Card for Flickr...
Could we try out this idea at LCC Library? Since librarians don't have specific subject area assignments, we could just make one card to market our "Ask a Librarian" service, maybe with a picture of the whole staff (http://www.lcc.edu/library/about-the-library/staff-photo.htm). Or we could create a graphic for our Ask a Librarian Trading Card of the LCC Super Librarian, similar to the New Jersey State Library Super Librarian: http://www.njlibraries.org/ NJ even created a contest for teens to come up with a backstory for the Super Librarian.
So, what do you all think about the Librarian Trading Card idea? Might we try it at LCC? It seems like a fun idea that is relatively easy to implement to advertise our services to library patrons.