To do our part in Global Sharing Day, we, in collaboration with Let's Collaborate, are running a "pop up library", out of the lobby at AlleyNYC.
Come borrow or share something and learn more about local sharing startups from 1-5pm. (you must RSVP if you want to take an item home with you).
Sort of like a swap meet, anyone will be able to come to our library and check something out, completely free. Due dates will range from 2 days to 2 weeks. Your library card will be a post on twitter or FB, along with a photo of your ID for items over $100 in value.
We already have some good stuff to borrow, including a drill, camera, iPad, air mattress, etc...
If you are interested in seeding some of the stuff that will be lent out during the day, please let us know... here http://bit.ly/lend_sharedsquared. Any item lent to us will be insured up to $250. Your motivation, beyond saving the world and participating in a unique social experiment... is to save some room in your home, help out a neighbor who needs something you have - and after the drive and the first round of returns... these items will be available for a fee, which goes to you:).
The official "Meetup" will still take place at a local bar at 7pm.
"Global Sharing Day is a big public engagement campaign,
delivered through mass communications to shine a spotlight on sharing and the Sharing Economy. It is an opportunity to raise the media profile of sharing and put sharing on the agenda. We are looking to inspire and catalyse events both online and onland (in the community), ranging from clothes swaps, to street shares. We want to raise the profile of the myriad of sharing services
and Collaborative Consumption businesses around the world; the mission is to make sharing mainstream, showing that sharing is fun, easy and value for money, demonstrating that we live better together."