[Libs-Or] electricity jockeys

Judy Anderson JuAnderson at cu-portland.edu
Thu Jan 12 16:14:44 PST 2012

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Judy Anderson
Concordia University Libraries – Portland
2811 NE Holman
Portland, OR    97211

Phone: 503 493 6453

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Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:01 PM
To: Jim Knutson; libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] electricity jockeys

Salem Public Library has two charging stations at the main library and one at the branch.  Here's a link to a city-sponsored FAQ page:


>>> "Jim Knutson" <tintin at exchangenet.net<mailto:tintin at exchangenet.net>> 1/12/2012 12:43 PM >>>
In Oregon, libraries that have this will have to have attendants who plug in the cars -- no "self-serve." Right?


From: Erin Sharwell<mailto:erins at ci.hillsboro.or.us>
Yeah, I really don’t know the answers to any of these questions! I’ll see if I can find out.


From: Karen Clay

OMG - poor Erin is never going to answer a question again!

Though I must say I am very curious myself about how it's working out.

Hope Leman wrote:

Or by a vendor (in a sort of gas station role) who pays a fee to the library? Does it work for non-car vehicles?

Hope Leman

From: Judy Anderson

And are the costs paid by the user or by tax dollars?


From: Hope Leman
Are there any safety/liability issues? Pros/cons with parking and this is not my job sort of things?

Hope Leman

From: Judy Anderson

How often are they being used?


From:Erin Sharwell
Yes, we have two charging stations at our Main library.  :)

Erin Sharwell
Technical Services Librarian

Hope started it:
From: Hope Leman
Hi, all. I came across the item below today


and noticed this rather interesting part of the article, " Any location where you will potentially spend an hour or two is a good place for a charger, and the library is a place where users return week after week, not once every few months."

I just wondered if any libraries in Oregon are doing this. Librarians pretty enterprising when it comes to community outreach and public services.

Hope Leman, MLIS
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