Please join us for this year’s Ask a Librarian Annual User Forum at the
Florida Library Association 2011 Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Conference Room: Volusia/Cape Canaveral
We’ll recognize our Exemplary Reference Award winners, and give you an exciting recap of the past year in Ask a Librarian. You’ll get the inside scoop on the incredible Instant Invite tool and hear about a brand new texting development that will make you jump for joy.
The first 20 attendees to give Beth or Traci a high-five get a nifty Ask a Librarian drawstring bag, so be there or be square!
It is always such a great time for us here at Ask a Librarian. The annual user group forum at FLA gives us the opportunity to meet so many people we mainly talk to online and via email.
We use this forum to let everyone know – where we have been in the past year, where we are going this year and to really thank everyone for the collaborative spirit that makes this program a success.
As part of the forum, we had a user panel with Bradley Wade Bishop and Traci to discuss his research on local questions within Ask a Librarian. His doctoral dissertation is called “Chat Reference and Location-Based Questions: A Multi-Method Evaluation of a Statewide Chat Reference Consortium.” We will post the actual dissertation when its published later this year.
We hope you will be able to join us at next week’s Ask a Librarian User Forum at the FLA Annual Conference. We have lots of exciting news to share with you. The program will be on Wed, April 7th at 1:30 in Salon 12.
The program will feature:
- Exemplary Reference Award Winners
- March Madness Winners
- Update and upcoming plans for AAL
- Research and Best Practices for Statewide Users Panel Discussion with Wade Bishop and Traci Avet
Hope to see you there!!!
Mark your calendars!!!!
The Annual Ask a Librarian User’s Forum is at 1:30 on Wednesday, April 7th at the FLA Annual Conference.
The Forum will include:
- Award Ceremonies for the Exemplary Reference Awards and March Madness Winners
- Program update and forecast (including information about text messaging and AAL)
- Panel Discussion featuring Wade Bishop and Traci Avet. Wade recently completed his dissertation “Chat Reference and Location-based Questions: A Multi-Method Evaluation of a Statewide Chat Reference Consortium” and will discuss the implications and conclusions of his research. He and Traci will discuss best practices and gather feedback from attendees.
We hope to see you there!!