Monday, April 13, 2009

Signs of Summer...

It may still be April, but it's obvious that our patrons have warmer weather on their minds!

Today, a gentleman approached our Reference Desk and asked us for a step-by-step set of instructions that would aid him in replacing the convertible top of his 1971 Oldsmobile. As we got to work, he mentioned that he had learned everything he knew about cars just by visiting our library's Reference Department. "I figured one more question wouldn't hurt," he laughed.

While our library boasts an impressive collection of Chilton auto repair manuals and even provides patrons full access to the ever-helpful ALLDATA online database, none of our conventional reference sources provided the step-by-step guidelines our patron needed.

Enter, a website dedicated to the southern California aftermarket auto parts company that shares its name. On one of their product resources pages, we found an incredibly handy how-to guide for installing a convertible top. After reviewing the printout we provided him, our patron nodded and confirmed that it was exactly what he was looking for.

We're glad we could keep the tradition of automotive assistance going in our library!

(Image courtesy of Flickr user Timothy K. Hamilton.)

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