Academic Desk opens today

This is a reminder that the Ask a Librarian Academic Desk reopens today, so staff will be covering either the Collaborative or Academic Desk depending on their library’s scheduled statewide shifts. (Academic Desk hours are Monday-Friday, 10a-4p ET).

Have a great week!

 

Collaborative Desk opens today! (Academic is still closed)

This is a friendly reminder that the Ask a Librarian Collaborative Desk will reopen this morning at 10 am ET.

The Academic Desk will remain closed this week to accommodate library closings and availability. During this time, all staff normally scheduled to cover Academic should continue to check the Collaborative Desk box (rather than Academic) when logging in for their scheduled shifts as they did during December. Regular Academic Desk hours begin next Monday, January 9, 2012. (Local hours are not affected by statewide closings.)

* Upcoming closing: the Ask a Librarian statewide desks (Academic and Collaborative) will be closed on Monday, January 16th.

Happy New Year from all of us at TBLC!

 

statewide Ask a Librarian holiday closing schedule

Happy Holidays!Just a friendly reminder of the statewide Ask a Librarian closing schedule for December and January:

• Wednesday, December 21 (closing at 5 pm)
• Thursday, December 22 thru Monday, January 2 (Collaborative Desk closed – service reopens on Tuesday, January 3)
• Monday, January 16 (closed)

Note: These closings are for the statewide service, so your library is still free to staff local desk hours during those days.

As in previous years, the Academic Desk will remain closed throughout the month of December and the first week of January to accommodate library closings and availability. During this time, all staff normally scheduled to cover Academic should continue to check the Collaborative Desk box (rather than Academic) when logging in for their scheduled shifts.

Happy Holidays to our fantastic member libraries from all of us at TBLC!

Academic Desk closings & schedule reminder – Collaborative-only starts tomorrow!

As in previous years, the Academic Desk will be closed throughout the month of December and the first week of January to accommodate library closings and availability. This means that beginning on Thursday, December 1st, all staff normally scheduled to cover Academic during this time should check the Collaborative Desk box rather than the Academic Desk box when logging in for their scheduled shifts.

Also, here are the remaining statewide Ask a Librarian closing dates (Collaborative and Academic Desks) in the December thru January schedule:

• Wednesday, December 21 (closing at 5 pm)
• Thursday, December 22 thru Monday, January 2 (closed – service reopens on Tuesday, January 3)
• Monday, January 16 (closed)

Note: These closings are for the statewide service, so your library is still free to staff local desk hours during those days.

Have a great week!

Holiday Closings

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Ask a Librarian will close at 5 pm Wed., Nov. 23, and remain closed on Thurs., Nov. 24 and Fri., Nov. 25.  We will reopen on Sat., Nov. 26.

Also, as in previous years, the Academic Desk will be closed throughout the month of December and the first week of January to accommodate library availability and closings.  This means that all staff normally scheduled to cover Academic during this time will log into the Collaborative Desk instead for their scheduled shifts.

Here are the remaining statewide Ask a Librarian closing dates (Collaborative and Academic Desks) in the November thru January schedule:
• Wednesday, November 23 (closing at 5 pm)
• Thursday, November 24 thru Friday, November 25 (closed)
• Wednesday, December 21 (closing at 5 pm)
• Thursday, December 22 thru Monday, January 2 (closed – service reopens on Tuesday, January 3)
• Monday, January 16 (closed)
• Thursday, December 23 thru Monday, January 3 (closed)
• Monday, January 17 (closed)

Happy Holidays from all of us here at TBLC!

Feelin’ generous?

Your help is still needed with the following Ask a Librarian shifts:

Mon., Nov. 7, 1-2 and 2-3 pm ET (collaborative)
Sat., Nov. 12, 11a-12p (collaborative)
Mon., Nov. 14, 2-3 pm (collaborative)
Wed., Nov. 16, 3-4 pm (collaborative)
Fri., Nov. 18, 12-1 pm (collaborative)

If you can help, please amail Traci at avett@tblc.org.
Thank you!

Feelin’ generous?

As of 1 pm ET on Wed., Sept. 7, the following Ask a Librarian shifts currently need help:
 
Mon., Sept. 12, 12-1 pm (collaborative)
Tues., Sept. 13, 6-7 pm (collaborative)
Fri., Sept. 16, 12-1 pm (collaborative)
Sat., Sept. 17, 11a-12p and 12-1pm (collaborative)
Mon., Sept. 19, 12-1 pm (academic)
Tues., Sept. 20, 6-7 pm (collaborative)
Wed., Sept. 21, 12-1 pm (academic)
Fri., Sept. 23, 12-1 pm (collaborative)

If you can help, please email Traci at avett@tblc.org and she will shower you with appreciation & gratitude.

help needed – upcoming shifts

The following Ask a Librarian shifts are in need of help:

Sat., Aug. 6, 1-2 and 2-3pm (collaborative)
Sun., Aug. 7, 6-7 and 7-8 pm (collaborative)
Tues., Aug. 9, 6-7 and 7-8 pm
Wed., Aug. 10, 2-3* and 3-4* pm (academic)
Wed., Aug. 10, 5-6* pm (collaborative)
Thurs., Aug. 11, 11a-12p (academic)
Thurs., Aug. 11, 6-7 and 7-8 pm (collaborative)
Fri., Aug. 12, 10-11a, 11a-12p, 1-2 pm (academic)
Mon., Aug. 15, 2-3* pm (academic)
Mon., Aug. 15, 2-3* and 7-8* pm (collaborative)
Tues., Aug. 16, 6-7 and 7-8 pm (collaborative)
Wed., Aug. 17, 5-6* pm (collaborative)
Thurs., Aug. 18, 11a-12p (academic)
Thurs., Aug. 18, 6-7* and 7-8 pm (collaborative)
Fri., Aug. 19, 11a-12p, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3 pm (academic)

Also, if you are interested in picking up an additional regular shift, weekly Collaborative Desk shifts are available in these ranges (hourly):
Mondays, 10-11a, 5-8pm
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Wednesdays, 10a-1p, 5-8pm
Thursdays, 5-8 pm
Saturdays, 11a-3p
Sundays, 10a-8p

If you can help with any of the above one-time or weekly shifts in need of help, please let me know at avett@tblc.org. Enjoy your weekend!!