Library school students answered reference questions on the street to raise money for charity. On one Saturday, they answered 63 questions and raised over $500.
I often wonder what my help is worth. When asked, I say, "a million dollars." But eight bucks a question isn't too bad. So far today, I would have made $224.
But since I'm a real librarian and not a student, I might be worth a little more.
story here: http://www.thevarsity.ca/articles/21741
"Sidewalk librarians collect donations for answers" by Christine Jeyarajah.