June 2012 Stats

Usage Summary

askalibrarian.mobi Mobile Chat Sessions 173
Standard Chat Sessions 2,318
Instant Invite Chat Sessions 58
Widget Chat Sessions 1,205
Total Chat Sessions 3,754
E-mail Sessions 1,380
Text Sessions 464
July 2012 total sessions 5,598
Fiscal 2011-2012 70,382
Total use 2010-2011 75,712
Participating Libraries 126

Top entry by chat

  1. Orange County Public Library Sytem
  2. Tampa Hillsborough Public Library System
  3. Nova Southeastern University
  4. Florida State University
  5. University of South Florida Libraries
  6. Broward County Library
  7. Jacksonville Public Library
  8. University of Florida
  9. University of Central Florida
  10. Miami Dade Public Library System


  • Total Trained: 97 people
  • Number of Sessions: 5 online and 2 Face-to-Face
  • Classes Offered: Online Introductory Series, Email, Florida Digital Newspaper Library, Custom Training, Drupal Site Coordinator Training

Live Chat

Local Desks 1,144
Academic 320
Collaborative 2,290
Total Chat 3,754

Local Stats by Entry Point


Ask a Librarian widgets embedded on a web page allow your patrons to chat, text, or email without leaving your website. The Ask a Librarian SmartButton indicates whether chat is being staffed. Choose from the pool of existing designs, or tell us your preferred characteristics and color scheme for a truly customizable user feature. An iframe tag places the AaL hosted widget anywhere on your page, although it’s also possible to use our documentation to place the code on your own hosted page without using an iframe.

This widget was created for SCFMS and is on their Primo page.

Instant Invite

Instant Invite is a proactive chat that can be set it up so when a patron arrives on a library page the chat will pop onto the screen. Or if they run a search in the catalog and receive no results, a pop up will ask them if they want to chat with a librarian. Everything about this can be customized. Find out more about Instant Invite. Contact us if you would like to set one up for your library.