I attended an open call interview presentation this morning for a faculty reference librarian. Always interested in seeing what's new in bibiliographic instruction and/or general reference instruction I must confess this was the first time I was given money not to contribute! The candidate used Monopoly money as both reward and incentive for attendees to participate in the session, thus creating a more game-like, competetive atmosphere. I was amassing my fortune when he quietly stopped by my desk, dropped $50, and ask me to slow down so others could get up to speed.
Fifteen minutes later I got another $20 and was told I could talk again; see, money talks.