Text a Librarian. . .
Open & Mobile-Ready!
Debuting this fall, “Text a Librarian” enables the Library to offer mobile text message reference services. Students can text questions from their mobile devices, e.g., smartphones, iPads, etc., to the Information Desk and the Librarians type answers on a web-based interface.* “Text a Librarian” is not an instant messaging service like Meebo chat which is generally conducted on a computer.1
For users’ convenience, the Library has incorporated QR (“quick response”) code technology in its print and online “Text a Librarian” marketing materials. [See below].
A user can scan the QR code with the smartphone device and connect to “Text a Librarian;” once connected, the student can proceed to type a question. Mobile library services like “Text a Librarian” underscore the Library’s commitment to meeting the information needs of students by utilizing the benefits of the latest technology tools.
*This service is available during Library open hours.
1“Text a Librarian Frequently Asked Questions.” Text a Librarian: Text Messaging Reference Software. Mosio, Inc., 2011. Web. 19 Sept. 2011. http://www.textalibrarian.com/faqs.php.
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