[Libs-Or] Fwd: [Publib] Join Infoquest at no charge throughDecember 2010!
diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 12:09:40 PDT 2009
I hope you will tell us how it goes. It sounds like a great project.
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM, O'NEILL Barbara <barbarao at multcolib.org>wrote:
> Yes, 7 members of Washington County Cooperative Library
> Services are participating.
> Barbara O'Neill
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:
> libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] *On Behalf Of *Diedre Conkling
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:59 AM
> *To:* libs-or
> *Subject:* [Libs-Or] Fwd: [Publib] Join Infoquest at no charge
> throughDecember 2010!
> Are any Oregon libraries a part of this project?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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 (*www.altarama.com*<http://www.altarama.com/>);
> and WebClarity Software, Inc. (*www.webclarity.info*<http://www.webclarity.info/>),
> 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
> Publib mailing list
> Publib at webjunction.org
> 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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