[Libs-Or] [L-net] 10 years of L-net: what's next?
calebt at multco.us
Thu Mar 21 09:46:06 PDT 2013
You are all very kind. Personally, I feel very lucky to have had the
opportunity to work with so many talented Oregon library staff and
volunteers over the past almost-10-years, and especially Emily Papagni who
puts everything into practice.
Now, would you like to be on a task force?
Statewide Reference Service Coordinator
Multnomah County Library
calebt at multco.us
On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Meredith Farkas <mfarkas at pdx.edu> wrote:
> Caleb's not just a fantastic asset to the state, but to the many
> librarians across the country (like myself) who were implementing
> synchronous virtual reference services during the previous decade. Caleb's
> insights and advocacy were tremendously valuable to the profession as a
> whole. Thank you Caleb for inspiring me long before I ever came to Oregon
> and to you and Emily for everything you do for Oregon libraries.
> Meredith Gorran Farkas
> Assistant Professor
> Head of Instructional Services
> Portland State University Library
> mfarkas at pdx.edu
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM, Kimberly Willson-St Clair <
> willsons at pdx.edu> wrote:
>> Happy Anniversary L-net (Answerland)!
>> Best wishes for many more years of service to the Oregon community,
>> [image: Portland State University logo]
>> Kimberly Willson-St. Clair
>> Reference & Instruction Librarian
>> Portland State University Library
>> 503.725.4524 (fax)
>> willsons at pdx.edu
>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Caleb TUCKER-RAYMOND <calebt at multco.us>wrote:
>>> Hello everybody
>>> On April 16th 2013, we will celebrate L-net's 10th anniversary!
>>> It would be impossible to thank everyone who has been involved, but let
>>> us say that we are grateful to have had the help of hundreds of Oregon
>>> library staff in answering over 230,000 questions since the service began.
>>> After 10 years of letting everyone who lives, works or goes to school in
>>> Oregon connect to a librarian by live chat, email and text messaging, now
>>> is the perfect time to re-examine the purpose and goals of the program.
>>> To start with:
>>> What are Oregonian's reference and information service needs that can be
>>> addressed by Oregon libraries working together?
>>> We need your help to find out.
>>> The State Librarian wishes to convene a task force on the future of
>>> statewide cooperative reference services for Oregon libraries. The goal is
>>> to determine how Oregon libraries, working together, can best meet the
>>> information needs of all Oregonians with available resources.
>>> An initial meeting will be held the week of April 15th.
>>> The task force should report by August 16, 2013 and deliver an interim
>>> statement May 1, 2013 in order to mesh with current planning cycles at the
>>> Oregon State Library.
>>> L-net (soon to be Answerland) is currently funded through June 2014 and
>>> will continue to be hosted at Multnomah County Library through June 2014.
>>> The future and structure of L-net and statewide cooperative reference
>>> services after June 2014 will be strongly influenced by this statewide
>>> TO PARTICIPATE
>>> To participate, contact MaryKay Dahlgreen, marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us,
>>> briefly stating your interest by March 29, 2013.
>>> SOME BACKGROUND:
>>> L-net was created in response to the collective expression of need by
>>> Oregon’s library community.
>>> In 2001, the Oregon Library Association’s Vision 2010 Committee wrote in
>>> “A Call to Action” (http://www.olaweb.org/assets/documents/olaq_7no3.pdf)
>>> that we should “Create a collaborative on-line reference service that is
>>> available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
>>> A year later, the Oregon State Library convened the Statewide
>>> E-Reference Task Force (
>>> which ulimately recommended the model that L-net uses today, including the
>>> use of LSTA funding to operate the program.
>>> In 2010 OLA’s Vision 2020 Task Force included collaboration in their
>>> vision, stating, “In 2020, Oregon librarians will rely on dynamic
>>> professional networks – local, statewide and beyond – for resources,
>>> support and expertise” (
>>> L-net (www.oregonlibraries.net) has been successful. The service has
>>> received over 35,000 questions by live chat, email and text messaging
>>> annually, and over 200 people working in 45 Oregon public, academic and
>>> special libraries contribute to the service regularly.
>>> The Oregon State Library has a statutory responsibility to provide for
>>> statewide cooperative reference services as outlined in ORS 357.206 and
>>> 357.005 (2)(d). This has been reflected in the former Reference LINK
>>> program and now in L-net. Details of the current cooperative reference
>>> services are outlined in OAR 543 Div 60.
>>> Thank you,
>>> Caleb Tucker-Raymond
>>> Statewide Reference Service Coordinator
>>> Multnomah County Library
>>> (503) 988-5438
>>> calebt at multco.us
>>> MaryKay Dahlgreen
>>> State Librarian
>>> Oregon State Library
>>> marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us
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