[Libs-Or] Fwd: [Publib] Join Infoquest at no charge through December 2010!

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 11:59:03 PDT 2009

Are any Oregon libraries a part of this project?

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From: Lori Bell <lbell927 at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM
Subject: [Publib] Join Infoquest at no charge through December 2010!
To: lita-l at ala.org, publib at webjunction.org, ascla-l at ala.org

  We invite you to join My Info Quest!(
http://www.myinfoquest.info/libraries.htm)  This is a new library service we
believe to be the first multitype collaborative text messaging reference
service of its kind. The Alliance Library System (*
www.alliancelibrarysystem.com* <http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/>) in
East Peoria, Ill., has partnered with over 50 participating libraries
including the following ALS members:  Alpha Park Public Library District,
Blackhawk East LRC, Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Peoria
Public Library, Bloomington Public Library, University of Illinois at
Chicago Library of the Health Science-Chicago and Quincy Public Library.  ALS
worked with Altarama Information Systems
and WebClarity Software, Inc.
developers of PeopleWhere (*www.peoplewhere.com*<http://www.peoplewhere.com/>),
to build this new reference service. The pilot program launched on July 20
and will extend until Dec. 31. Thanks to the proceeds from the online
Handheld Librarians conference, participants will be able to participate in
the project at no charge and the project will continue from January-December
2010!  The patrons of approximately 50 libraries from all over the U.S. are
now able to text a question from their mobile phones to 309-222-7740 and a
"real, live librarian" will respond within minutes. The service is free of
charge, but standard text messaging rates apply. Answers are sent to cell
phones by librarians in 320 characters or less, or the equivalent of two
160-character text messages. The hours of service are Monday through Friday,
8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  With more libraries, we can
extend these hours.  For an information package and to join, contact Lori
Bell at ALS at lbell at alliancelibrarysystem.com.

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128
lbell at alliancelibrarysystem.com

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Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Work phone & fax:  541-265-3066
Work email:  diedre at beachbooks.org
Home email:  diedre08 at gmail.com
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