Monday, February 23, 2015

Just Ask & A Librarian Will Respond

Like the Nike ad says just do it, I say just ask.

A recent slik-12 post inquired about establishing school library online help desks.  The Vision for Iowa's School Libraries states that we are strategically positioned to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces.

I stumbled upon the web link in Florida called Ask a Librarian: The Human Service Engine. I am very curious about this type of service. Is it possible that regional Iowa AEA's could work together to create library online help desks? I think that this has best practice potential and shows that library learning extends past the physical walls. 

Since the Google chat option for students in my district has been disabled other than email or stopping by the library in person, I wonder what an online help desk would look like in schools. 

Any ideas? 

Just asking. :)