Can a 42-foot-long Toterhome that runs on a generator fit and run inside of a building? We put it to the test this year at Digipalooza.
Every two years, OverDrive hostsÂ Digipalooza, an international user group conference for partner libraries and schools that offers a unique blend of education, networking and fun. The conference is packed full of valuable librarian-led sessions and networking activities with publishers and industry experts.
When planning this yearâ€™s conference, staff members thought outside the box and envisioned theÂ Digital BookmobileÂ insideÂ the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. It had to be close enough to sessions and convenient enough for attendees to visit during breaks. I mean, what if it rained!? (It didâ€¦ briefly.)
Did it go inside a building?Â Yes, yes it did.
With the help of convention center staff, our driver Ira, and pre-planning, over 400 attendees saw the Digital Bookmobile inside the convention center, and many got a tour! The Digital Bookmobile was set up to safely run inside on battery power and showcased our traveling exhibit to library and school partners.
This was our second stop during Digipalooza. OurÂ first stopÂ saw 244 visitors at Punch Bowl Social, Digipaloozaâ€™s Kickoff Social. Both days were fun, but thereâ€™s something special about being somewhere youâ€™re traditionally not supposed to be.
For more photos from the event, please visit ourÂ FlickrÂ page.