I guess you have to admire the entrepreneurship of librarian, William Jiang, who put his research services up for sale on ebay.
I wonder what kind of projects, if any, he will get for his $50 asking price. That seems very low for any kind of time-consuming, serious research. But for quicker projects, why would someone pay him $50 instead of visiting the reference desk at their local public or academic library for free?
What does this say about the worth of librarians and the lack of awareness of the services that libraries provide?