Online Searching for Librarians Doing Virtual Reference (6-week Web Class)
Monday, October 2, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

This is a 6-week online class running on Moodle. You will be given login information for the Moodle site during the week prior to the start date.

When chatting with a patron online through virtual reference, it can be tempting to just Google the patron's question and give them the first result. This class will explore advanced search methods for finding information on the web in general, and tactics for finding resources in another library's databases/catalog. This class will be beneficial for librarians who participate in WNYLRC's Ask Us 24/7 service, but any librarian who does chat reference will find it useful.

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Jaclyn McKewan
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Jaclyn McKewan is the Digital Services Coordinator at WNYLRC, where she has worked since 2008. One of her job duties is managing Ask Us 24/7, New York State's virtual reference service.

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WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee Presents: WNY Library Infomingle (non-member registration)

This is the guest (non-member) registration. WNYLRC members should register here to get the member price.


Happy Hour for Happier Librarians!

Come and join us for an evening of wine and cheese pairings and networking in a historic family-owned winery. Get to know your colleagues and peers in a relaxed, casual environment while learning how to create wine pairings that will take your hosting skills to the next level!

Cost of registration includes wine tasting and accompanying cheese pairing. Additional wine tastings and wines/wine slushies by the glass are also available for purchase during the event.

Attendees are welcome to bring guests as an additional registration, and space is limited, so please register soon -- we'd love to see you there, and get to know more WNY library employees and library supporters!