Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian: Online General Information Meeting for Non-participating Libraries

If you’ve ever heard about Ask a Librarian and wondered what it is and how you and your library can be a part of it, this informational workshop is perfect for you. Ask a Librarian (www.askalibrarian.org) is Florida’s collaborative virtual reference service allowing users to connect with librarians via chat or email for assistance with […]

Ask a Librarian’s The Director’s Chair winners announced

Above, Palm Beach County Director John Callahan presents high school sophomore Joshua Stadlan with his prize and certificate for winning The Director’s Chair video contest. Palm Beach County high school students dominate statewide library video contest On Feb. 23, Palm Beach County Library Director John Callahan and Ask a Librarian officials awarded prizes to the […]

Today is Ask a Librarian Day!

Librarians all over Florida are celebrating Ask a Librarian Day today! They’re donning their “ask me about askalibrarian.org” t-shirts, handing out stickers to customers, and talking about what a valuable and user-friendly service Ask a Librarian is. Above, Richard Felver and Amy Adams from Southeastern University show off their new t-shirts and prepare to field tons of questions […]

Librarians statewide to celebrate Ask a Librarian Day

Although there won’t be noisemakers or confetti, librarians all over the state will celebrate Ask a Librarian Day on Feb. 20 to bring awareness to Ask a Librarian, a free online reference service that allows Floridians to chat with a librarian for help with homework or general questions. Librarians at almost 100 libraries around Florida […]

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!

You have just ONE MORE DAY to vote for your favorite video in Ask a Librarian’s The Director’s Chair video contest. The top five finalists are high school students from around Florida, and they worked very hard on their videos. So go check them out. AND VOTE!   Visit www.askalibrarian.org/thedirectorschair and click on “vote” to […]

Ask a Librarian expands service with amazing new software

After five years of progressive and reliable virtual reference service, Ask a Librarian migrated on Oct. 1 to a software platform provided by InstantService. Ask a Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians to chat live with a librarian for immediate assistance. The statewide service has increased in usage by almost 200 percent […]

Ask a Librarian hires virtual reference coordinator

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium welcomes Traci Avet as the new Ask a Librarian virtual reference coordinator. Traci was with the Palm Beach County Library System for five years before accepting the position with Ask a Librarian. “Traci has a combination of face-to-face and virtual reference experience that is vital for this position,” said Diana […]

The Director’s Chair video contest – ready to see who won?

Thanks to your votes, we have determined the winners of Ask a Librarian’s The Director’s Chair video contest! Drum roll please… GRAND PRIZE: Julie, a student at Seminole Ridge High School in Palm Beach County SECOND PLACE: Karman, a homeschooled student from Lake County THIRD PLACE: Jake, a student at Fernandina Beach High School in […]

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