______________________________________________________________________________Past events in the series: Seeking Synchronicity
Silipigni Connaway & Marie Radford will discuss the key findings of
their multi-year study that were recently published in the report,
Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual
Their findings show that today's
patrons, scholars and citizens are not just looking to libraries alone
for answers to specific questions; they want to also engage partners and
guides in their lifelong information-seeking journey. Virtual Reference
is an opportunity to meet those needs.Copy of the recordingSlides used in the presentation
Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Keeping the Virtual Lights on 24/7
of OCLC will lead the conversation along with Rosa Caballero-Li, Manager, AskNYPL at New York Public Library, Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference and
Acting Head of the Grunigen Medical Library, University of California, Irvine,
and Lynn Jones, Reference and
Instruction Librarian, Moffitt Library, University of California, Berkely.
Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Virtual Reference in Tough Times
Speakers include Cathay Crosby from Ask a Librarian Delaware, Liz Barksdale of Ask Now Texas, and Jaclyn McKewan of AksUS247 and Western New York Library Resources Council.
April 24, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EasternCopy of the recording
Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Finding Your Virtual Reference Users Online
Speakers include Joanne John
, coordinator of Enquire, the UK's national public library virtual reference cooperative, and Bill Pardue
, of Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Illinois.
May 17, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EasternCopy of the recordingBest Practices in Virtual Reference: What the @#$? Dealing with Rude Patrons Online
Speakers include Wren Spangler of the QuestionPoint Quality team and Julie Strange of Baltimore County Public Library.
June 14, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EasternSlides (no recording):
Julie Strange presentation:
Susan McGlamery & Wren Spangler presentation: